Melastomastrum segregatum (Benth.) A. Fern. & R. Fern.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (5)

Melastomastrum segregatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Dissotis minor Gilg
Dissotis segregata (Benth.) Hook. f.
Heterotis segregata Benth.
Melastomastrum schlechteri A. & R. Fernandes
Tristemma schlechteri Gilg
Tristemma segregatum (Benth.) Triana
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect much-branched, shrub-like perennial, up to 2 m high. Branches often 4-angled, covered with short hairs and long hairs at the nodes. Leaves lanceolate to ovate with bristly hairs on both surfaces, 2-5 veined from the base. Flowers terminal in groups of 1-3, and solitary in the upper leaf axils, mauve-pink to purple. Stamens in 2 forms, shorter ones yellow, longer ones with curved purple anthers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine fringes and marshy grassland along rivers and lakes.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known from Nigeria, Angola, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe,Botswana and Caprivi Namibia.
Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 69.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 238 - 240. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 61.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 85.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 219.

Other sources of information about Melastomastrum segregatum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Melastomastrum segregatum
Flora of Zambia: Melastomastrum segregatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Melastomastrum segregatum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Melastomastrum segregatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Melastomastrum segregatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Melastomastrum segregatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Melastomastrum segregatum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Melastomastrum segregatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melastomastrum segregatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Melastomastrum segregatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Melastomastrum segregatum
Plants of the World Online: Melastomastrum segregatum
Tropicos: Melastomastrum segregatum
Wikipedia: Melastomastrum segregatum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Melastomastrum segregatum., retrieved 30 May 2024

Site software last modified: 2 April 2018 9:51pm
Terms of use