Memecylon edule

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Memecylon edule


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: Olisbeoideae
Genus: Memecylon
Species: Memecylon edule
Varieties: M. e. var. brevipes – M. e. var. edule – M. e. var. orientale – M. e. var. petiolatum


Memecylon edule Roxb., 1798


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-tropical
  • ^* Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka
  • ^* Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Borneo, Malaya, Thailand
  • ^* Regional: Indo-China
      • Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Roxburgh, W. 1795–1798. Plants of the Coast of Coromandel; selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the hon. court of directors of the East India Company, / by William Roxburgh, M.D. ; Published, by their order, under the direction of Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P.R.S. ; Vol. I. Fasc. 1: colum. 1–28, lám. 21–25 (V.1795) Fasc. 2: colum. 29–40, lám. 26–50 (XI.1795) Fasc. 3: colum. 41–56, lám. 51–75 (VIII.1796) Fasc. 4: colum. 57–68, lám. 76–100 (I–III.1798) London. Biblioteca Digital Reference page.  1:59, t. 82.

Additional references[edit]

  • Mao, A.A. & Dash, S.S. (eds.) 2020. Flowering Plants of India: An Annotated Checklist, Dicotyledons, Vol. 1. 970 pp. Botanical Survey of India. ISBN 9788194522904 Reference page
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: kaayam
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಕೊಡಿ
தமிழ்: பூவை
ไทย: พลองเหมือด
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