Melastoma malabathricum, known also as Malabar melastome, Indian rhododendron and Singapore rhododendron (Malay: senduduk; Thai: โคลงเคลงขี้นก, khlong khleng khi nok) is a flowering plant in the family Melastomataceae.It is present in Indonesia, Japan, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It is usually found between 100 and 2,800 m on grasslands and sparse forests.It has been declared a noxious weed in the United States.This plant has been used as a medicinal plant in certain parts of the world.Melastoma malabathricum is a known hyperaccumulator of aluminium, and as such can be used for phytoremediation.

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