Silverleafed princess flower

Tibouchina heteromalla

''Tibouchina heteromalla'', known by the common name silverleafed princess flower in English is a species of evergreen flowering plant in the genus ''Tibouchina'' of the family Melastomataceae. It is native to Brazil.
Tibouchina heteromalla, Melastomataceae Taken at La Bastilla Ecolodge, Nicaragua. Introduced species in this location. Geotagged,Nicaragua,Tibouchina heteromalla,Tibouchina urvilleana,Winter

Appearance

''Tibouchina heteromalla'' reaches an average height of 30–40 centimetres , with a maximum of about 100 centimetres in its native habitat. The branching stem is woody and the large, silvery green leaves are simple, ovate, velvety in texture, and oppositely arranged. The inflorescence is a panicle of several purple flowers with five petals.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderMyrtales
FamilyMelastomataceae
GenusTibouchina
SpeciesT. heteromalla