Oxyspora cernua (Roxb.) Hook. f. & Thomson ex Triana, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 28(1): 73 1871. (syn: Allozygia cernua Naud.; Melastoma cernuum Roxb.);

SE-Tibet, Bhutan, India (Darjeeling) as per Catalogue of Life;

Bhutan, China, India as per Flora of China,


Habit: Herb or Shrub

Habitat”: Hill slope, shady place

Location: Ruma, Bandarban

Flowering: December


Oxyspora paniculata, Melastomataceae


Maybe Osbeckia rostrata Don (if glabrous) or O. stellata Wall. (with rigid hairs).


But the color of flower is pink to purple regarding Osbeckia rostrata Don (if glabrous) or O. stellata Wall. (with rigid hairs). But its color is blue


Also similar with Tibouchina urvilleana flower


I agree 100% with …

Strangely though ‘Bengal Plants’ doesn’t feature this!


They flowing information regarding 2 species  (as per “Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Volume 9”)
1. Oxyspora cernua: In Bangladesh, this species was reported from Chittagong District (Heinig,1925)
2. Oxyspora vagans:  In bangladesh, it occurs in the forest of Chittagong and Sylhet districts (Heinig,1925;Alam,1988).


… informs that two Oxyspora are found in Bangladesh (as per “Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Volume 9”) –

  1. Oxyspora cernua
  2. Oxyspora vagans
Flora of British India, vol2, p526 also informs this and both looks similar to paniculata.
Since leaf margin seems to be entire (against denticulate in remaining two species) in this plant it may be Oxyspora cernua (Roxb.) Hook. f. & Thomson ex Triana.


Oxyspora cernua and O. vagans are supposed to differ in their lower leaf surface, but that is invisible in these two photos.
Leaf blade abaxially glabrous = Oxyspora cernua (Roxburgh) J. D. Hooker & Thomson ex Triana, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 28: 73. 1871.
600–1200 m. SE Xizang in China, Bhutan, India.

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Leaf blade abaxially furfuraceous stellate or furfuraceous squamose at least on veins = Oxyspora vagans (Roxburgh) Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 78. 1830.700– 1000 m. Guangxi, Xizang (Mêdog), Yunnan in China, India, Myanmar, Thailand.


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