Heterotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Jacq.-Fél.

    (Melastoma Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJAN FAMILY (अंजन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MELASTOMATACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Heterotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Jacq.-Fél.
  • Common name : Dissotis Trailing Melastoma
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Key identification features : Decumbent herbs with stems rooting at nodes. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 3-nerved. Flowers are pretty, petals spreading with yellow anthers projecting from the centre.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Heterotis rotundifolia. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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