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Melastoma malabathricum L.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Amegilla insularis @ I_JSA (3)

Ceratina collusor @ I_JSA (4)

Ceratina unimaculata @ I_JSA (4)

Ceratina @ I_JSA (1)
Halictidae  Nomia strigata @ I_JSA (7)
Vespidae  Ropalidia @ I_JSA (1)
_  Tetrigona @ I_JSA (1)

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Melastoma malabathricum L.
Malabar melastome

General Information
Symbol: MEMA
Group: Dicot
Family: Melastomataceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : HI   I
PB   N
Other Common Names: matakui (Palau)
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Native Status:
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Symbol Scientific Name
MEMAM2 Melastoma malabathricum L. var. mariannum (Naudin) Fosberg & Sachet


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Melastomataceae – Melastome family
Genus Melastoma L. – melastoma
Species Melastoma malabathricum L. – Malabar melastome

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
United States : Noxious weed
Alabama Class A noxious weed
California Quarantine
Florida Indian rhododendron Noxious weed
Hawaii Melastoma
melastoma Noxious weed
Massachusetts Prohibited
Minnesota Prohibited noxious weed
North Carolina Malabar melastome Class A noxious weed
Oregon Quarantine
South Carolina Banks melastoma, melastoma Plant pest
Vermont Class A noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Melastoma Melastoma malabathricum Malabar melastome This plant and the related entity italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
US USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). 2012. Federal noxious weed list (1 February 2012). USDA, APHIS, PPQ. Washington, DC.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FACU
South Pacific Islands FAC
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU

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