Botanical name: Memecylon lawsonii Family: Melastomataceae (Melastome family)
Lawson's Memecylon is a rare and threatened large shrub about 4 m tall. Branchlets are round, slender, hairless. Leaves are simple, opposite, decussate, stalks 4 mm, planoconvex in cross section, hairless. Leaves are 6-10 x 2-3 cm, lanceshaped, tip gradually long-pointed, base pointed, margin entire, midrib slightly canaliculate; secondary nerves obscurely visible, parallel and joining into intramarginal nerve. Flowers are blue, borne in axillary or lateral fascicles, few flowered, stalkless, disk rays faint. Berry is round, yellow, 1-seeded. Lawson's Memecylon is endemic to the Western Ghats, occasional in South Sahyadri, Palakkad to Wayanad in Central Sahyadri.
Identification credit: Prasad A.B.
The flower labeled Lawson's Memecylon is ...