Friday, June 27, 2014

Dwarf Senduduk producing first flower

Purple flower of the Senduduk (Malay) - Melastoma malabathricum
This is a dwarf species.

Senduduk (Malay) - Melasoma malabathricum
Family : Melastomataceae - Melastoma family.
Location : Butterfly Garden, Zone C.
Today the Melastoma malabathricum hybrid that I planted a couple of weeks ago have produced its first flower. The flower has five petals in deep purple colours.  The leaves are typical of the Melastoma family with five veins running up the leaf from its base.  This is a dwarf variety and I was told by the vendor in Kuching that it was obtained from a nursery in Thailand.  I have planted it at the Butterfly Garden.

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