Clidemia hirta

Clidemia hirta

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(Koster’s Curse)

FAMILY

Melastomataceae

Species

Clidemia hirta

Common name(s)

Koster’s Curse (DECLARED PLANT)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Perennial shrub to 2 m tall

Distinguishing features

Leaves opposite, 3-5 veined at base with prominent lateral veins linking, margins serrated, hairs present. Flowers white, stamens radiate out from around the style. Fruit purple black berries, remains of sepals on the top.

Clidemia hirta