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Medinilla sedifolia

Medinilla sedifolia, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Melastomataceae
Subfamilia: Melastomatoideae
Tribus: Sonerileae
Genus: Medinilla
Species: Medinilla sedifolia

Medinilla sedifolia Jum. & H.Perrier

Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 9, 18:37. 1913
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Medinilla sedifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Medinilla sedifolia is a perennial plant of the family Melastomataceae that grows primarily in Madagascar, but is occasionally used as a terrarium plant, an epiphyte mounting, or in hanging pots.[1] It is small for the genus, growing only 75–150 mm (3–6 in) tall.[1] The waxy evergreen leaves grow on a trailing stem. It flowers twice per year, the five petaled flowers are magenta, waxy to the touch, and about 15 mm (1⁄2 in) wide when fully grown.[2]
Stem and waxy leaves of Medinilla sedifolia

Medinilla is named for José de Medinilla y Pineda, who was governor of Mauritius (then known as the Marianne Islands) in 1820.[3]

"Medinilla sedifolia". Brian's Botanicals. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
"Medinilla sedifolia". Kartuz Greenhouses. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). pp 253

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