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Melastoma dodecandrum - Lour.

Common Name
Family Melastomataceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Virgin wilds on hillsides[147]. Open fields, grassland, trailsides and thickets to elevations of 1300 metres in. Anhui, Fujian, Guizhou, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces[266].
Range E. Asia - southeastern China.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Melastoma dodecandrum


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Melastoma dodecandrum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent

The whole plant is astringent[147]. It is used in the treatment of enteritis, dysentery, rheumatism, pains in the back and legs, excessive menstruation and an overly active foetus[147].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging from its native habitat it could be hardy in the milder areas of the country[K].

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Propagation

Seed -

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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