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Studies in Southeast Asian Melastoma (Melastomataceae), 3. A new species of Melastoma from Peninsular Malaysia

LOUISE NEO, K.M. WONG, HUGH T.W. TAN

Abstract


Melastoma kemamanense is here described as a new species. It is characterised by broad, scabrid leaves, twigs with closely appressed scales, flowers in compact cymes, and anisomorphic stamens. It is similar to Melastoma imbricatum but differs from it by the thickly overlapping hypanthium scales and larger mature fruits. This new species is so far only known from northeast Peninsular Malaysia.


Keywords


hypanthium indumentum, Malaya, taxonomy, Terengganu, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.317.4.3

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand