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Blakea Eriocalyx.jpg
Blakea eriocalyx
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Blakea

Blakea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are about 100 species distributed from Mexico to Bolivia and the Antilles. They are climbers, shrubs, and trees, some epiphytic.[1]

Species include:


  1. ^ a b Penneys, D. S., & Jost, L. (2009). Blakea attenboroughii (Melastomataceae: Blakeeae): a new species from Ecuador. Archived June 17, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 60(1), 69.