Genera – Melastoma, Osbeckia and Tibouchina

Melastoma malabathricum , Family-Melastomaceae , Common name-Mahabowitiya, මහ බෝවිටියා , Origin-Native , Habit-Shrub , Ecology-wet ,Comment-Large shrub. Unequal stamens of yellow and red.

122-06-01

 

Osbeckia aspera , Family-Melastomaceae , Common name-Bowitiya, බෝවිටියා , Origin-Native , Habit-Shrub , Ecology-Dry, lower montane, grass, among rocks ,Comment-Much branched, 3 m, leaves 1.5 to 11 cm, flowers 4-6 cm., Referance-R6 – 166.

 

Osbeckia octandra , Family-Melastomaceae , Common name-Heen bowitiya , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Shrub , Ecology-Dry, wet and montane ,Comment-Leaves upto 2 cm, petals upto 1.9 cm, grasslands and open spaces.

Osbeckia parvifolia , Family-Melastomaceae , Common name-Rose osbekia , Origin-Native , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Montane ,Comment-Seen in Horton plains. Syn – Osbeckia cupularis

122-09-06

Osbeckia walkeri , Family-Melastomaceae , Common name-Bowitiya, බෝවිටියා , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Bush , Ecology-Montane, wet ,Comment-.

122-09-09

Tibouchina semidecandra , Family-Melastomaceae , Common name-. , Origin-Introduced , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Naturalised ,Comment-Native of Brazil, originally cultivated.

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