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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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magnoliids

monocots

Current Angiosperm Phylogeny Group Tree for Flowering Plants

2008

MELASTOMATACEAE

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MYRTALES-

Melastomataceae

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MELASTOMATACEAE

  • opposite leaves
  • 2 pair basal secondaries
  • ladder tertiaries
  • staminodes or stamen appendages
  • stamens 2x petals
  • hypanthium/inferior ovary
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MELASTOMATACEAE:

  • arcuate basal secondaries, -- including a marginal vein
  • perpendicular tertiaries
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Mouriri and Memecylon

Mouriri

Memecylon

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Origin of poricidal stamens and appendages in melastomes

Memecylon

Beccarianthus

Melastoma

Pollen sacs white, connective tissue and appendages shaded

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Buzz pollination of Melastomataceae

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

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Clidemia hirta,Koster’s Curse

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