Medinilla stenobotrys merr.

Epiphytic glabrous shrub, 2 m high. Branchlets quadrangular, 4-winged, 1 cm diameter, nodes setose. Leaves simple, opposite, sessile; lamina coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, 24⎼35 cm long, 17⎼22 cm wide, apex acute-acuminate; base narrowed, clasping stem; 9-plinerved. Inflorescence terminal, erect or arching, many-flowered, dense pink to red panicles, 25⎼30 cm long, 4⎼6 cm wide; peduncles 8⎼10 cm long, angular, winged; bracts oblong ovate, 20 mm long, 8 mm wide, persistent; pedicel 5 mm long. Flowers 4-merous; hypanthia cup-shaped, 4⎼5 mm long, 3⎼3.5 mm wide, glabrous, minutely dentate; petals oblong-ovate, somewhat oblique, 7⎼8 mm long, 4 mm wide, membranous, glabrous; stamens equal. Fruits globose, 10 mm diameter, stalk 8⎼10 mm long.

Fernando, E.S., V.B. Amoroso, D.N. Tandang, C.I. Banag, A.B. Lapis, W.S. Gruèzo, F.P. Coritico, F.A. Pollisco Jr., A.M. Palijon, M.D. Ching, F.P. Lansigan, C. Garcia-Francisco, N.M. Lita, A.M. Tagtag, & J.L. De Leon. 2021. Threatened Plants of the Philippines. 147p. Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Quezon City, Philippines. ISBN 978-621-96498-0-3.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.
Regalado J.C. 1995. Revision of Philippine Medinilla (Melastomataceae). Blumea 40: 113–193.

Medinilla stenobotrys
  • 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 dense; stem erect bracts small, red
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction