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Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air

Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum

Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A large shrub or small tree, up to 8-14m tall with amazing bright blue flowers that look almost unreal. As the petals are shed, the sands below are dusted lilac.Initially yellow fruits turn red and finally black. M. ovatum is sometimes regarded as a variety of Memecylon edule Roxb., but the latter species differs in having pink flowers, yellow fruits turning black, and small leaves. However, the species are very close. Probably the leaves contain a lot of aluminium as is commonly found in Melastomataceae. M. ovatum is very common on rocky and sandy shores. Leaves and roots are used as a medicine. In some sources Memecylon umbellatum is indicated as synonim of Memecylon ovatum.


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Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air


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