Species Descriptions



Melastoma sp

Habitus shrub. Stem cylindrical, hairy, woody, without sap. interpetiolar ridge conspicuous, hairy. Leaf simple, opposite, without stipule; petioles cylindrical, hairy; blades lanceolate; apex acuminate; base cordate; five nerved; margin entire; upper surface hairy, dark green; lower surface hairy, light green. Inflorescence terminal, peduncles angular, hairy; flower calyx hairy with five sepals; flower color dark purple, corolla with five petals, stamen fertile and steril present. This species located in Mount Kinabalu.

 



 

Morphospecies 1

Habitus climber. Stem cylindrical, glabrous, woody, without sap; interpetiolar ridge conspicuous, without hairs. Leaf simple, opposite, without stipule; petioles cylindrical, glabrous; blades elliptical, oblong-rounded; apex acuminate; base rounded; margin entire; upper surface glabrous, dark green; lower surface glabrous, light green. Morphospecies 1 was found in Lambir.




 

Morphospecies 2

Habitus climber. Stem cylindrical, glabrous, woody, without sap; interpetiolar ridge conspicuous, without hairs. Leaf simple, opposite, without stipule; petioles cylindrical, hairy; blades oblong; apex acuminate; base rounded, cordate; five nerved; margin entire; upper surface glabrous, dark green; lower surface hairy, light green. Located in Lambir.




 

Morphospecies 3

Habitus climber. Stem cylindrical, hairy, woody, without sap; interpetiolar ridge insconspicuous, hairy. Leaf simple, opposite, without stipule; petioles cylindrical, hairy; blades oblong; apex acuminate; base cordate, rounded; margin entire; upper surface glabrous, dark green; lower surface hairy, light green. Distribution, Lambir.




 

Morphospecies 4

Habitus shrub. Stem cylindrical, hairy, woody, without sap; interpetiolar ridge insconspicuous, hairy. Leaf simple, opposite, without stipule; petioles cylindrical, hairy; blades oblong; apex acuminate; base rounded; three nerved; margin entire; upper surface glabrous, dark green; lower surface glabrous, light green. This morphospecies was found in Lambir.


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