conocido como sabano o cenizo
Pink flower 40cm
Herb 1 metres tall. Use for tea if boiled. Invasive. Leaves can be used for toilet paper.
3 longitudinal veins on leaf. Ground creeping.
The family Melastomataceae (alternatively Melastomaceae) is a taxon of dicotyledonous flowering plants found mostly in the tropics (two thirds of the genera are from the New World tropics) comprising some 200 genera and 4500 species. Melastomes are annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or small trees.