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MELASTOMATACEAE. magnoliids. monocots. Current Angiosperm Phylogeny Group Tree for Flowering Plants 2008. MELASTOMATACEAE. MYRTALES- Melastomataceae. Tibouchina - the best-known ornamental. MELASTOMATACEAE opposite leaves 2 pair basal secondaries ladder tertiaries

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MELASTOMATACEAE


magnoliids

monocots

Current Angiosperm Phylogeny Group Tree for Flowering Plants

2008

MELASTOMATACEAE


MYRTALES-

Melastomataceae


Tibouchina - the best-known ornamental


  • MELASTOMATACEAE

  • opposite leaves

  • 2 pair basal secondaries

  • ladder tertiaries

  • staminodes or stamen appendages

  • stamens 2x petals

  • hypanthium/inferior ovary


  • MELASTOMATACEAE:

  • arcuate basal secondaries, -- including a marginal vein

  • perpendicular tertiaries


Miconia calvescens, introduced to Hawaii


Monochaetum


Mouriri and Memecylon

Mouriri

Memecylon


Origin of poricidal stamens and appendages in melastomes

Memecylon

Beccarianthus

Melastoma

Pollen sacs white, connective tissue and appendages shaded


Buzz pollination of Melastomataceae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMvQSx2429U


Miconia


Miconia


Brachyotum


Blakea


Clidemia hirta,Koster’s Curse

Coster's curse growing densely under a young albizia plantation, Hawaii Island, Hawaii


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