Tibouchina urvilleana
princess flower

Melastomataceae (melastoma family)

Showy, profuse purple-flowered shrub (or sometimes small tree) with distinctive, five-nerved, soft-bristly leaves. See princess flower at the following locations: Faculty Club dining court; two trees in concrete planters about 10 feet tall in the Dean’s Courtyard of the hospital, just north of the Clark building and facing Campus Drive; back side near northeast corner of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text.