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Medinilla blossom

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Explore - May 12, 2009

 

Medinilla is a genus of about 150 species of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae, native to tropical regions of the Old World from Africa (two species) east through Madagascar (about 70 species) and southern Asia to the western Pacific Ocean islands. The genus was named after J. de Medinilla, governor of the Mariana Islands in 1820.

 

They are evergreen shrubs or lianas. The leaves are opposite or whorled, or alternate in some species. The flowers are white or pink, produced in large panicles.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medinilla

 

Here is my earlier post of another Medinilla specie.

taken at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Resort, Tayabas, Quezon

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Taken on May 1, 2009