Miconia caudata (Bonpl.) DC., Prodr. 3: 187. 1828.

Renner, Susanne S. & Goldenberg, Renato, 2011, A new name and a new synonym in Miconia (Melastomataceae), PhytoKeys 3, pp. 35-37: 35

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scientific name

Miconia caudata (Bonpl.) DC., Prodr. 3: 187. 1828.
status

 

Miconia caudata (Bonpl.) DC., Prodr. 3: 187. 1828. 

Melastoma caudata  Bonpl., Monogr. Melast. 1: 13. t. 7. 1807.(Basionym)

Miconia densiflora  Cogn., Bot. Jahrb. 8(1): 22, 1887 [1886]; et in A. DC. & C. DC. Monog. Phan. 7: 744, 1891, syn. nov. Type: COLOMBIA. Cauca: Popayan, Apr 1883, Lehmann 2798 (Isotype: US!). Non Miconia densiflora  (Gardner) Naudin, Ann. Sc. Nat. Ser. 3, 16: 245, 1851, basionym Chaenopleura densiflora  Gardner, Hook. Lond. Journ. Bot. 2: 349, 1843. (New synonym)

Comments.

Miconia densiflora  Cogn. is a later homonym of Miconia densiflora  (Gardner) Naudin, which in turn is a taxonomic synonym of Miconia pusilliflora  (DC.) Triana, a shrub from eastern Brazil ( Cogniaux 1891; Goldenberg 2000). By contrast, Cogniaux’ Miconia densiflora  is based on a collection made by Lehmann near Popayán, in the State of Cauca, Colombia, in 1883. The name is undoubtedly a taxonomic synonym of the common and frequently collected Miconia caudata  (Bonpl.) DC. Cogniaux (1891: 736, 739) erroneously states that Miconia caudata  has glandular-pubescent filaments, while Miconia densiflora  has glabrous ones. However, all 15 specimens of Miconia caudata  that we checked had completely glabrous filaments. A color photograph of Miconia densiflora  's type is available at http://www.botany.si.edu/types.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Myrtales

Family

Melastomataceae

Genus

Miconia

Loc

Miconia caudata (Bonpl.) DC., Prodr. 3: 187. 1828.

Renner, Susanne S. & Goldenberg, Renato 2011
2011
Loc

Chaenopleura densiflora

Gardner 1843
1843