Memecylon umbellatum Burm.f. Main specimen
Melastomataceae
{ Description | Flower }

The flowers of Memecylon umbellatum are in clusters of distinctly peduncled dense umbels. The inflorescences are about 1.5-3 cm across and they are axillary or on lateral tubercles with short peduncles.
The cup-shaped calyx is 3 mm wide, white-pinkish coloured and slightly 4-lobed.
The corolla is composed of 4 orbicular, deep blue and 3 mm wide petals.
There are 8 stamens with blue, filiform, 4 mm long filaments and with blue and 1 mm long anthers. The style is purple-blue coloured and 6-7 mm long.
The flowers of Memecylon umbellatum are fragrant.

Memecylon umbellatum branchlet with inflorescences
Memecylon umbellatum inflorescence
Memecylon umbellatum flowers
Memecylon umbellatum flower
Memecylon umbellatum flower buds
Memecylon umbellatum inflorescences
Memecylon umbellatum inflorescence
Memecylon umbellatum inflorescence
Memecylon umbellatum flower buds
Memecylon umbellatum in bloom
Date of collection
22/04/2015
Collected by
N.L.I.B.
GPS coordinates
11.99454 N - 79.82355 E
Locality
Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India