Family Melastomataceae
Basionym Miconia santanana Judd & Skean
Original Identification Miconia sp. nov.
Current Taxon Miconia santanana Judd & Skean
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 46(2): 101. 1994.
Holotype/Isotype Paratype
DUKE Accession Number 395008
Comments  
Primary Collector Walter S. Judd
Collector Number 6583
Collection Date 21 May 1992
Country Dominican Republic
Province/State Elias Piña
Plant Location Notes Cordillera Central; along trail from Rio Limpio to base of Loma Nalga de Maco (mountain to east of Rio Limpio). Near Rio Artibonito (called Rio Vallecito by people in town). 750-800 m elev. Moist montane forest; much disturbed by coffee plantations and fields. On steep slope, with Miconia prasina, M. laevigata.
Plant Description Notes Occasional shrub to 3 m tall; flowers red; leaves with primary and secondary veins impressed, tertiary veins very slightly impressed.
Broad geographical location Caribbean
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