Miconia calvescens

Miconia calvescens

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(Miconia, Green Cancer)

FAMILY

Melastomataceae

Species

Miconia calvescens

Common name(s)

Miconia, Green Cancer, (CLASS 1)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white to pink. Evergreen tree or tall shrub

Distinguishing features

Large leaves to 70 cm, purplish below. Distinctive venation, 3 longitudinal veins and numerous lateral veins joining them. Flowers white to pink, fruit dark purple to black berries to 15 mm diameter.

Miconia calvescens