Macrolenes echinulata

Macrolenes echinulata (Naudin) Bakh. f.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Climber.


Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest; 2010.

Leaves. Shiny surfaces owed to rain (brown stick at the bottom left is 7mm diameter)
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

Reddish young leaves
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.


Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.


Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

Developing fruits
Central Catchment Nature Reserve; Freshwater swamp forest edge; 2010.

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2 Comments »

  1. kwekings said

    Is this a Dissochaeta?? Or some other climbing melastome… Can check out Maxwell’s key when I get back to lab. Are those collections?? Keep for me!!

  2. sassy19a said

    Oh, yahor, it does look like a Melastomataceae~

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