Miconia calvescens DC., Prodr. 3: 185 1828. (syn: Acinodendron arboreum (Vell.) Kuntze; Cyanophyllum magnificum Groenl.; Melastoma arboreum Vell.; Melastoma calvescens Schrank & C.Martius ex DC.; Melastoma mandiocanum Raddi; Miconia arborea Pav. ex Triana; Miconia magnifica (Groenl.) Triana; Miconia magnifica var. velutina Rodigas; Miconia velutina L.Linden & Rodigas);    

Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz), Nicaragua, Panama, Costa
Rica, Belize, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia (Amazonas, Caquet,
Choc, Guaviare, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Risaralda), Ecuador, N-Brazil
(Para, Amazonas, Acre, Rondonia), NE-Brazil (Pernambuco, Bahia, Alagoas),
WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso do Sul), SE-Brazil
(Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), S-Brazil (Santa
Catarina), Bolivia (Beni, Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Pando, Santa Cruz,
Tarija), Argentina (Misiones, Salta), Paraguay (Amambay, Concepcion, Cordillera,
Paraguari), Panama, Hispaniola (I), Jamaica (I), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I),
Moorea (I)), Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I), Oahu (I) (Manoa (I), Kalihi (I), Nu`uanu
Valleys (I)), East Maui (I) (windward (I)), Hawaii Isl. (I) (windward (I), North
& South Kona districts) (I)), Sri Lanka (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;


Plant seen inside the Conservatory last month.


Melastomataceae member ?

This has been identified as Miconia.


Looks close to Miconia calvescens.
Please check.




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