Medinilla magnifica lindl.

Scandent, epiphytic shrub, 1⎼2 m high. Branchlets quadrangular, compressed, distinctly winged, 1 cm in diameter, nodes setose. Leaves simple, opposite, sessile; lamina coriaceous, broadly elliptic to oblong, 30⎼45 x 14⎼18 cm, base obtuse to attenuate; 9-plinerved. Inflorescence terminal, pendulous, many-flowered, pink panicles, 27⎼40 cm long, fleshy; peduncles 10⎼18 cm long, secondary branches in whorls of 4; bracts pink, large and spreading, 6⎼10 x 4⎼5 cm wide long, reticulately veined, paired at proximal end, whorled at distal end, persistent. Flowers 5-merous; hypanthium campanulate, 7⎼8 x 3⎼4 mm, flared at the rim, denticulate; petals ovate, 15 x 8 mm, membranous; stamens equal. Fruits sub-globose, pink to red when ripe, 6⎼7 mm diameter, stalk 1 cm long.

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Critically Endangered
Native / Non-native
Medinilla magnifica
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
  • Leaves opposite or decussate in arrangement
  • Shrubs or trees with stem not exuding white sap
  • Flowers in compound terminal panicles pink or red
  • Inflorescence lax; pendulous with large showy bracts, usually pink
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction