Melastomastrum segregatum (Benth.) A. Fern. & R. Fern.

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Melastomastrum segregatum

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Island 2, Katombora

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Synonyms: Dissotis segregata (Benth.) Hook. f.
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Status: Native
Erect much-branched, shrub-like perennial, up to 2 m high. Branches often 4-angled, covered with short hairs and long hairs at the nodes. Leaves lanceolate to ovate with bristly hairs on both surfaces, 2-5 veined from the base. Flowers terminal in groups of 1-3, and solitary in the upper leaf axils, mauve-pink to purple. Stamens in 2 forms, shorter ones yellow, longer ones with curved purple anthers.
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Habitat: Occurring in riverine fringes and marshy grassland along rivers and lakes.
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Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 69.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 238 - 240. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 85.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 219.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Melastomastrum segregatum., retrieved 16 December 2017

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