Melastoma is a genus in the family Melastomataceae. It has about 50 species distributed around Southeast Asia, India, and Australia. It is undergoing taxonomic revision. Many species have been planted around the world for the aesthetic value of their bright purple flowers. Several have the capacity to become weedy, and have become noxious weeds in Hawaii and other areas.
- Melastoma affine - Blue Tongue, Native Lassiandra
- Melastoma candidum - Asian Melastome
- Melastoma malabathricum – Malabar Melastome, Singapore Rhododendron, Senduduk
- Melastoma polyanthum - Straits Rhododendron
- Melastoma sanguineum - Fox-tongued Melastome
- Forest Starr, Kim Starr, and Lloyd Loope. "Melastoma candidum". Retrieved 2006-04-16.
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