Clidemia

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Clidemia
Starr 030729-0109 Clidemia hirta.jpg
Clidemia hirta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Clidemia
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Species

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Clidemia is a genus of flowering plants in the glory bush family, Melastomataceae. It contains about 450 species, the best known being C. hirta (soapbush). The generic name honours Ancient Greek author Cleidemus.[1]

Species[edit]

Clidemia rubra
Clidemia capitellata

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. I A-C. CRC Press. p. 562. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2. 

External links[edit]

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