Blue tongues

Blue tongues

About Blue tongues

Melastoma affine, also known by the common names Blue Tongue or Native Lassiandra, Nekkarika in Kannada, is a shrub of the Melastomataceae family. Distributed in tropical and sub-tropical forests of India, South-east Asia and Australia, it is a plant of rainforest margins. Bees are the principal pollinators of this species.