Miconia Ruiz & Pavon (1794: 60)

Silva-Gonçalves, Kelly Cristina Da, Baumgratz, José Fernando A. & Nunes-Freitas, André Felippe, 2014, Melastomataceae in a continental Atlantic Forest island from southeastern Brazil, Phytotaxa 183 (2), pp. 61-92 : 73

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https://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.183.2.1



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Miconia Ruiz & Pavon (1794: 60)


5. Miconia Ruiz & Pavon (1794: 60) , nom. cons.

Trees, treelets or shrubs; indumentum of varying types. Inflorescences terminal; bracts and bracteoles persistent or caducous. Floral buds of apex obtuse to rounded. Flowers (4–)5-merous; calyx persistent or circumcisely caducous, lacinias bilobate, lobes connate, the external obsolete and generally denticulate, the internal distinct; petals white or white-rosy, apex obtuse, rounded or emarginate; stamens subisomorphic or dimorphic; anthers white or yellow, pore terminal, connective prolonged or not bellow the thecae, unappendaged or with dorsal appendage, sometimes with lobes ventrally prolonged; ovary partly or completely inferior; style glabrous or pilose. Baccates, bacidium type, polyspermous, or baccaceous type, oligospermous or polyspermous; seeds obtriangular, obovate, ovate or suborbicular plano-convex.