Medinilla cummingii

COMMON NAME

Chandelier tree

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Melastomataceae

NOTES

This species has a weeping habit with large hanging pink flower clusters on long pendent stalks, hence the common name chandelier tree.  The leaves have pronounced veins which run parallel to the midvein which may help channel off water. The flowers are very colorful bearing fruit equally colorful, ranging from fuchsia to purple to blue to black.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Philippines

NATIVE HABITAT

Found in mossy forests and can be semi epiphytic, found growing on tree branches

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org



Medinilla cummingii