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Unknown 88, Melastomataceae
Unknown 88a

Unknown 88

Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Ecuador
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageUnknown name

The leaves of melastomes are somewhat distinctive, being opposite, decussate, and usually with 3-7 longitudinal veins arising either from the base of the blade, plinerved (inner veins diverging above base of blade), or pinnately nerved with three or more pairs of primary veins diverging from the mid-vein at successive points above the base.

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