Medinilla cumingii

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Medinilla cumingii


Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Melastomataceae
Subfamilia: Melastomatoideae
Tribus: Sonerileae
Genus: Medinilla
Species: Medinilla cumingii



Medinilla cumingii Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 15: 292. (1851)
Note: Etymology: the specific epithet is named for Hugh Cuming (1791-1865). Hugh Cuming's name is sometimes misspelt 'Cumming' by others (including on herbarium labels and Naudin in the prologue), but he did not use this spelling himself. Corrected by IPNI (Jan. 2024).


  • Heterotypic
    • Medinilla peninsula Elmer, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 10: 3667. (1939), no Latin descr.
    • Medinilla speciosa Hook., Bot. Mag. 73: t. 4321. (1847), nom. illeg.
    • Medinilla vanoverberghii Merr., Philipp. J. Sci., C 7: 94. (1912)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia.tropical
  • ^* Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Philippines (Luzon)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Jacinto C. (Regalado Jr) 1995. Revision of Philippine Medinilla (Melastomataceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants 40(1): 113-193. PDF

Vernacular names

Tiếng Việt: Hồng ngọc
中文: 菲律宾酸脚杆
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