Sonerila tomentella Thw.v

Saffragam Sonerila (Sonerila tomentella)  

The Saffragam Sonerila, described in 1859, was restricted to the Ratnapura District in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.  

The plant reached a height of up to 45 cm, the leaves were ovate to oblong ovate, and slightly hirsute on both sides, the flowers were white to light pink.  

The Saffragam Sonerila is considered most likely extinct. [1][2]



[1] Roger Lundin: Taxonomy of Snerila (Melastomataceae) in Ceylon. Nordic Journal of Botany 3: 633-656. 1983
[2] MOE 2012. The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. VIII + 476 pp  


edited: 28.01.2020