blood-red melastoma is a scrub native to hong kong. their purple blooms are commonly seen in the countryside every summer. the plant is covered with scaly bristles including both sides of the leaves. leaves are elliptical and longer and pointed. flowers usually have five to eight petals. the stamens, pink and yellow, play good colour coordination with the purple petals.
now, in july, is more the flowering season of the plant. however one or two new fruit started to show. the very young fruit looks blushing and charming. when they mature, the pot-shaped capsules are brown in colour.
毛菍 blood-red melastoma / bristly red-hairy melastoma (melastoma sanguineum) – kingdom: plantae | (unranked 未分級): angiosperms | (unranked 未分級): eudicots | (unranked 未分級): rosids 薔薇分支 | order: myrtales 桃金娘目 | family: melastomataceae 野牡丹科 | genus: melastoma blume 野牡丹屬 | species: melastoma candidum 毛菍 wiki