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Sonerila wightiana Arn.

Wight‘s Sonerila (Sonerila wightiana)

This species was described in 1837, it was restricted to the montane forests at Adam’s Peak in the Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province in southern Sri Lanka.

Wight‘s Sonerila was a erect herb, reaching a size of about 30 to 50 cm, it had 1,5 to 3,5 cm long and 0,7 to 1,7 cm wide leaves and few- to many-flowered inflorescences with pink flowers.

The species is now considered as most likely extinct. [1]



[1] Roger Lundin: Taxonomy of Snerila (Melastomataceae) in Ceylon. Nordic Journal of Botany 3: 633-656. 1983


edited: 28.01.2020