Memecylon angustifolium Wight

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Melastomataceae
  • Species : Memecylon angustifolium
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Memecylon angustifolium Wight (Unresolved name)
  • Vernacular name : Belavakana (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7190, CJS 9623, CJS 14637
  • Key identification features : Large shrubs to small trees. Petiole is short. Leaf is narrowly elliptic, obtuse-rounded or caudate at apex, narrowed to base. Inflorescence of axillary umbels. Peduncles upto 4 mm long. Flowers are purplish to bright blue. Fruits are blackish-purple berries.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada, Hassan
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996


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