I was surprised reading in the wikipedia that most of the Medinilla plants are endemic in the Philippines. These are lovely flowers which we also had before in our garden. here is a photo of Medinilla and a little information about it from wikipedia.

Medinilla is a genus of about 150 species of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae, native to tropical regions of the Old World from Africa (two species) east through Madagascar (about 70 species) and southern Asia to the western Pacific Ocean islands. The genus was named after J. de Medinilla, governor of the Mariana Islands in 1820.

They are evergreen shrubs or lianas. The leaves are opposite or whorled, or alternate in some species. The flowers are white or pink, produced in large panicles.

Medinilla magnifica is a popular ornamental plant endemic to Luzon, one of the main islands in the Philippines.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Medinilla

 
 

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