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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Melastoma malabathricum

Scientific Name Melastoma malabathricum
Common Name Blackmouth plant
Family Melastomaceae
Info "It is present in China, Japan, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It is usually found between 100 and 2,800 m on grasslands and sparse forests. It has been declared a noxious weed in the United States. This plant has been used as a medicinal plant in certain parts of the world."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 2/7/2013
Links "http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo146033.htm, http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242413697, http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?23928"
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