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Melastoma dodecandrum - Lour.
                 
Common Name
Family Melastomataceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Virgin wilds on hillsides[147]. Open fields, grassland, trailsides and thickets to elevations of 1300 metres in. Anhui, Fujian, Guizhou, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces[266].
Range E. Asia - southeastern China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Melastoma dodecandrum


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Melastoma dodecandrum
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Physical Characteristics
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Melastoma dodecandrum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent.

The whole plant is astringent[147]. It is used in the treatment of enteritis, dysentery, rheumatism, pains in the back and legs, excessive menstruation and an overly active foetus[147].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging from its native habitat it could be hardy in the milder areas of the country[K].
Propagation
Seed -
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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