Commonly known as "Bitter Bark," is a plant species native to the rainforests of South America. It belongs to the Melastomataceae family and is known for its distinctive bitter-tasting bark. The plant is often used in traditional medicine for its potential medicinal properties. Its small, white to pinkish flowers and dark purple fruits add to its ornamental value. As a rainforest understory plant, it thrives in shaded and moist environments. Proper care involves providing humid conditions, well-draining soil, and filtered light.