Botanical name: Osbeckia nepalensis var. albiflora Family: Melastomataceae (Melastome family)
Synonyms: Osbeckia speciosa
Nepal White Osbeckia is a shrub growing to 1 m or more, with 4-angled branches covered with adpressed hairs. Lancelike leaves with entire margins have 3-5 parallel veins. Handsome flowers are white, 3-5 cm across, in rather dense branched clusters at the end of branches. Sepals are covered with large flat scales, fringed with bristles. Stamens are straight, and all similar. The anthers also do not have apical beaks which are seen in Melastoma malabathricum. It is found at altitudes of 600-2300 m in Yunnan, Bhutan, NE India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam. Flowering: July-November.
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