Melastomataceae

Description

5000 spp

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

Growing form

Shrubs, trees, climbers, herbs.

Leaf

Leaves opposite (sometimes anisophyllous); simple; entire margin; no stipules; palmate-parallel venation.

Flower

4-5(-7) sepals and petals; 4-5, 8, 10(-many) stamens open by apical pores and often have basal appendages. Bisexual. Ovary superior or inferior.

Fruit and seed

Fruit a capsule or a berry.

Source: Pinkka e-learning: Tropical plant families (EKOL4311, University of Turku) - All tropical plant families CC BY 4.0

The map represents observations of this taxon, but it may not be used as a distribution map. A total of

observations in Finland?

Checklist
FinBIF master checklist
Scientific name
Melastomataceae
Author
Juss.
Identifier
http://tun.fi/MX.4986481
Taxon rank
family
DNA barcode sequences
Informal groups
  • Vascular plants