Tibouchina urvilleana

Tibouchina urvilleana

''Tibouchina urvilleana'' is a species of flowering plant in the family Melastomataceae, native to Brazil. Growing to 3–6 m tall by 2–3 m wide, it is a sprawling evergreen shrub with longitudinally veined, dark green hairy leaves. Clusters of brilliant purple flowers up to 10 cm in diameter, with black stamens, are borne throughout summer and autumn.

The specific epithet ''urvilleana'' commemorates the 19th century French explorer and botanist Jules Dumont d'Urville.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderMyrtales
FamilyMelastomataceae
GenusTibouchina
SpeciesT. urvilleana
Photographed in
Indonesia