Oxyspora cernua Hook.f. & Thomson ex Triana

 
  • Family : MELASTOMATACEAE
    (Melastoma Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJAN FAMILY (अंजन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Melastomataceae
  • Synonym(s) : Allozygia cernua Naudin; Melastoma cernuum Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Oxyspora cernua Hook.f. & Thomson ex Triana
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Evergreen shrubs up to 2 m tall; Leaves simple, opposite, ovate or elliptic-ovate or nearly orbicular; margin entire; Flowers in terminal inflorescences, bisexual; sepals 4, fused, red; petals 4, free, pink; stamens 8, free; style long, stigma minute, capitate; Fruits obovoid, pink when young, brown when mature, seeds many; seeds hooked or curved, with two beaks.
  • Flower, Fruit : July- March
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Tibet
  • Literature :
    • Navendu Page., Aparajita Datta., Bibidishananda Basu (2022). Trees of Arunachal Pradesh-a field guide, Pg: 352-353
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Oxyspora cernua. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

Habitat

India Distribution

World Distribution

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