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Melastoma malabathricum L.
Straits rhododendron, Malabar melastome

Family: Melastomataceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Melastoma malabathricum has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Danforth Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized