Rhodomyrtus tomentosa: Rose Myrtle

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Rhodomyrtus tomentosa also known as Rose Myrtle is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, native to southern and southeastern Asia – India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and all the way East to Sulawesi. It grows in coasts, natural forest, riparian zones, wetlands, moist and wet forests, bog margins, from sea level up to 2400 m elevation.

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It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens in tropical and subtropical areas, grown for its abundant flowers and sweet, edible fruit.

Photos: HortPark,  Singapore, 20130126

Source: Wikipedia

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