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Karsten Meyer meyek002 at mail.uni-mainz.de
Mon Mar 9 03:15:08 EST 1998


You are most probably speaking of Medinilla magnifica Lindl. from
Southeast Asia.
It is one of the few Melastomataceae grown as ornamentals, and can often
be found in botanical gardens or plant shops. To propagate it, just put a
cutting (including a pair of leaves) into moist soil and keep it warm.
For more information on Melastomataceae, look at


In article <01bd4ad3$48317e80$235b41c2 at default>, "Adão Pereira."
<miguelporto at mail.telepac.pt> wrote:
> Medinilla (Melastomataceae)
> Genus of evergreen shrubs and scrambling climbers. Frost tender, min. 16-18
> ºC.
> Needs partial shade and humus-rich, well-drained soil. Water potted plants
> freely when in full growth, moderately at other times.
> Propagate by greenwood cuttings in spring or summer.
> dominic brear erik cummings <dogwood at sprint.ca> escreveu no artigo
> <01bd4a43$4d3c3ea0$f40267d1 at dominic-brear>...
> > Hi I am looking for information about a Medenilla plant.  I probably have
> > the spelling wrong, but it has large fleshy pendulous pink flowers.

Karsten Meyer
Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Mainz
55099 Mainz - Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6131-39 26 24, Fax: +49 (0)6131- 39 35 24

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