Known Hazards. None known. Botanical References. Range. Tropical Africa – Sierra Leone to Ethiopia, south to Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Habitat. Abstract. Although little is known about Dissotis rotundifolia, it is a species with great potential for ornamental use in the Southeast and as a. Welcome to the famous Dave’s Garden website. Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants.

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Dissotis rotundifolia

Antidiarrhoea and toxicological evaluation of the leaf extract of Dissotis rotundifolia Triana Melastomataceae. Figure 4 Pollen collection from Dissotis rotundifolia using a tuning fork.

According to Porembski et al. It has been a very rewarding patio plant and increased in size at least five-fold since I got it.

Dissotis, Pinklady

Figure 10 Closer view of Dissotis rotundifolia seed under microscope. This population had been potted up from cuttings approximately six months rotunsifolia to the time this picture was taken.

Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. While I agree it is an attractive ground rotubdifolia, it is also Very Invasive and very hard to get rid of once established. In its native range in Africa, D. Figure 3 Dissotis rotundifolia on the greenhouse bench showing creeping growth habit. Melastomataceae has always been considered a core family of the Myrtales, supported by molecular phylogenetic analyses.


The feeding anthers are shorter than the pollination anthers and are yellow, a color which attracts bees. Report to the Government of Samoa on invasive plant species of environmental concern. Environmental Impact Top of page H. Ripened fruit should be rothndifolia.

Title Flower Caption Heterotis rotundifolia pink lady, Spanish shawl ; flower. Interspecific hybrids may have to be evaluated on an individual plant basis to assess their ornamental potential.

Figure 9 Opened Dissotis rotundifolia rootundifolia under microscope to evaluate seed. It covers grass, it covers flower beds, it doesn’t stop. Although little is known about Dissotis rotundifoliait is a species with great potential for ornamental use in the Southeast and as a specialty crop for medicinal uses. Before anthesis, anthers are folded up, with the ends tucked away from the stigma, an arrangement which makes accidental self-pollination very unlikely.

National Tropical Botanic Gardens, pp. A survey of reproductive biology in neotropical Melastomataceae and Memecylaceae. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

Phytochemical screening of D. Even in sub-tropical or tropical areas, it is advisable to make crosses in the greenhouse if possible in order to better control pollination. In Singapore and Costa Rica, it is commonly growth as ground cover Chong et al. rotundifo,ia


Dissotis, Pinklady Heterotis rotundifolia

The tuning fork is struck upon a hard surface and held to the stamens; a container is needed to catch the pollen as it exits the anthers. The stems are woody on lower parts of the plant and become hirsutemeaning hairy, towards the top of the plant. It has escaped from gardens and spreads rapidly into natural forest forming dense mats Space rotyndifolia Flynn, Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Institutional sponsor is Dr. It didn’t bloom a lot yet but I expect a better show next season.

If the crosses to be made are interspecific crosses, each population of the other Rorundifolia species to be crossed with D. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the seeds under a microscope in order to evaluate the number and quality of seed personal observation Figure 9 and In Australia, Singapore and Nigeria this species is classified as a weed in natural areas and plantations Melifonwu and Orkwor, ; Chong et al.