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Tibouchina urvilleana (princessflower; glorybush; princess-flower; lasiandra)

Synonyms: Lasiandra urvilleana; Tibouchina urvilleana var. glandulifera

Wikipedia Abstract

Tibouchina urvilleana is a species of flowering plant in the family Melastomataceae, native to Brazil. Growing to 3–6 m (10–20 ft) tall by 2–3 m (7–10 ft) wide, it is a sprawling evergreen shrub with longitudinally veined, dark green hairy leaves. Clusters of brilliant purple flowers up to 10 cm (4 in) in diameter, with black stamens, are borne throughout summer and autumn. Common names include: The specific epithet urvilleana commemorates the 19th century French explorer and botanist Jules Dumont d'Urville.
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Invasive Species

Tibouchina urvilleana is grown in many regions for its beautiful flowers. In Hawaii and La R
View ISSG Record: Tibouchina urvilleana

Attributes

Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  83 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Tree
Height [1]  18 feet (5.6 m)
Width [1]  14.432 feet (4.4 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate to Low

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Reserva de la Biosfera de la Amistad Biosphere Reserve II 493313 Costa Rica  

Predators

Xylotoles laetus[4]

Distribution

Caribbean; Oceania;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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