Blood-red Melastoma (毛菍)

Blood-red Melastoma (Melastoma sanguineum) is a common native shrub that looks similar to Common Melastoma (野牡丹), but the former has longer and sharper leaves.

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Flower in Purple / Violet with 7 Petals
Photo taken at Eagle's Nest Nature Trail (鷹巢山自然教育徑), Tai Po Road, Hong Kong


It is more adapted to the shaded woodland environment, while Common Melastoma prefers sunny locations.

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