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Medinilla cummingii Seen in an area of gardens downhill from the Mount Mahawu in Tomohon, Sulawesi.<br />
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Medinilla cummingii

Seen in an area of gardens downhill from the Mount Mahawu in Tomohon, Sulawesi.

Medinilla cummingii Seen in an area of gardens downhill from the Mount Mahawu in Tomohon, Sulawesi. Geotagged,Indonesia,Medinilla cummingii,Spring

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  1. What a feast to the eye, this one makes my day. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thanks, they indeed looked glorious with the sky as background! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Actually M. teysmannii, but beautiful! It is nice to see what the one in Sulawesi looks like. I've only seen ones from the Philippines before. Posted 3 months ago
    1. oh, is it? I will correct the species then. These Medinillas are very difficult to tell apart, there are so many species. I will correct it later this evening, thanks! Posted 3 months ago
      1. Yes, there are so many! Thankfully, the large and small set of anthers on this one are diagnostic. Posted 3 months ago
        1. Can you show me some pictures of M. teysmannii, and how to differentiate them? because when I look online the pictures I see do not convince me that my spotting is teysmanii. Thanks!
          For example here, the flower looks different:
          http://www.phytoimages.siu.edu/imgs/pelserpb/r/Melastomataceae_Medinilla_teysmannii_80705.html
          Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
          1. That is a white variant endemic to southern Luzon, but also notice that the flower has a small and large set of anthers. For comparison look up photos of M. speciosa. M. speciosa and M. cumingii are essentially the same. Flowers have only four petals and eight stamens. Leaves are often in whorls of three instead of two. It is generally smaller and in higher elevations than M. teysmannii. M. cumingii is not recorded from Sulawesi. It is still considered endemic to the Philippines. Posted 3 months ago
            1. Ok, I understand you rexplanation. Just let me say it was in a garden not in the wild so it could have been cultivated and this could confuse us when thinking on geographic location but I will pay more attention to the details that you mention.
              If you can find me a photo of Medinilla teysmannii, looking alike my picture that will also help to convince me :-D

              And actually may I ask for some description, ditribution and links to these online? Is not to convince me anymore but it is to populate the description of this species here in Jungledragon as I am not finding much myself online on Medinilla teysmannii. Thanks!
              Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago

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Medinilla is a species of flowering plant in the family Melastomataceae.

Similar species: Myrtles, Evening Primroses.
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Oct 7, 2019. Captured May 22, 2018 08:05 in Jl. Kakaskasen II, Kakaskasen Dua, Kec. Tomohon Utara, Kota Tomohon, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO80
  • 5.7mm