Miconia lima, Gomez, 1894

Majure, Lucas C. & Judd, Walter S., 2013, Miconia paralimoides (Miconieae: Melastomataceae), a new species from the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic, Phytotaxa 131 (1), pp. 9-16: 10

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.131.1.2

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5085926

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B38C6A-FFFE-FFC1-FF0A-894C3E8A6F1F

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Miconia lima
status

 

Key to the species of the Miconia lima  complex

1. Stem hairs ascending .................................................................................................................................................... 2

- Stem hairs descending .................................................................................................................................................. 4

2. Leaves narrowly elliptic, ovate, narrowly ovate, or elliptic-rhomboid, abaxial leaf surface covered in erect, spreading or sparse, moderately appressed hairs (i.e., with lamina surface mostly to partly visible), inflorescence 1.9–6.5 × 1–6 cm, delicate, longest hypanthium hairs to 1.5 mm long, Hispaniola .................................................................... 3

- Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate, abaxial leaf surface covered in dense, strongly appressed hairs (lamina surface mostly obscured), inflorescence 0.9–2.8 × 1.2–2.8 cm, stout, longest hypanthium hairs to 2.6 mm long, restricted to the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic........................................................................................ M. paralimoides 

3. Leaves ovate or narrowly elliptic, abaxial leaf surface covered in erect or spreading hairs, carpels 4 (5), widespread in Hispaniola ....................................................................................................................................................... M. lima 

- Leaves narrowly ovate to elliptic-rhomboid, abaxial leaf surface covered in appressed hairs, carpels 2, restricted to Massif de la Selle, Haiti......................................................................................................................... M. marigotiana 

4. Areoles of adaxial leaf surface completely filled by bulla-based hairs, abaxial leaf surface completely covered in erect to slightly spreading bulla-based hairs, flowers sessile or subsessile, petals not clawed, anthers lacking dorsobasal appendage (or very poorly developed to 0.1mm long), calyx teeth erect or spreading, not reflexed in fruit, restricted to southern Hispaniola (i.e., Massif de la Selle /Sierra de Bahoruco) ......................................... M. limoides   

- Areoles of adaxial leaf surface not completely filled by bulla-based hairs, abaxial leaf surface visible, bulla-based hairs mostly restricted to veins, appressed or slightly spreading, flowers pedicellate, petals clawed, anthers with dorso-basal appendage to 0.3 mm long, calyx teeth reflexed in fruit, restricted to Massif du Nord, Haiti................... .................................................................................................................................................... M. phrynosomaderma