Family Melastomataceae
Basionym Miconia howardiana Judd, Salzman & Skean
Original Identification Miconia favosa (Desr.) Naud.
Current Taxon Miconia howardiana Judd, Salzman & Skean
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 47(4): 416-421, f. 1-3. 1995.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 395010
Comments  
Primary Collector Walter S. Judd
Collector Number 5178
Collection Date 28 May 1986
Country Dominican Republic
Province/State Barahona
Plant Location Notes Sierra de Baoruco, Monteada Nueva, near Polo, 1400-1425 m alt. Much disturbed could forest, along road to silica mine; with Miconia subcompressa, M. tertrastoma, Meriania involucrata, Heterotrichum umbellatum.
Plant Description Notes Very common shrub to 2 m tall; young inflorescences with bright red bracts; flowers with pinkish reflexed petals, anthers white; leaves bullate.
Broad geographical location Caribbean
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