Miconia grandifoliata R.Goldenb. & Michelang.,

Michelangeli, Fabián A. & Goldenberg, Renato, 2012, Replacement names and synonyms in Miconia (Melastomataceae: Miconieae), Phytotaxa 52 (1), pp. 29-32: 29-30

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.52.1.4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CB87E1-295C-FFB4-FF2E-F90C2F59FD63

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scientific name

Miconia grandifoliata R.Goldenb. & Michelang.
status

nom. nov.

Miconia grandifoliata R.Goldenb. & Michelang.  , nom. nov.

Replaced name:— Miconia grandifolia Ule (1915: 359)  . Type:— PERU. Loreto: Leticia, June 1902, E.Ule 6207 (holotype B†, lectotype K!, here designated [K000536479]; isolectotpye HBG), non Miconia grandifolia D.Don  in Loudon (1830: 174).

Miconia grandifolia Ule  is a later homonym of Miconia grandifolia D.Don.  Miconia grandifolia D.Don  was coined without a type (not a requirement at the time) for a plant cultivated at Chelsea Gardens, but originally from Trinidad. Even though it is impossible to establish to what species Miconia grandifolia D.Don  exactly corresponds, the species described by Ule still requires a new name.

Miconia grandifoliata  occurs in Amazonian Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil ( Wurdack 1980, Goldenberg 2000). An image of the type is available on the Kew Herbarium site (http://apps.kew.org/herbcat/). Miconia grandifoliata  resembles Miconia impetiolaris ( Swartz 1788: 70) D.Don ex Candolle (1828: 183)  due to their large, sub-sessile and plinerved leaves. However, Miconia impetiolaris  has stellate or roughenedclavate trichomes on the abaxial surface of the leaves and an expanded stigma, while the leaf abaxial surface of M. grandifoliata  is glabrous and the stigma is punctiform.

The holotype housed at B was destroyed during World Word II in 1943, like all other types of Melastomataceae  . The K specimen is selected as the lectotype  .

It should be noted that there is a specimen at K, Killip 5120 [ K000536478], annotated as “ Miconia grandifolia Gleason  sp. nov. ” However, this species was described as Ossaea grandifolia Gleason (1925: 457)  of which the K  specimen is an isotype, and the holotype is at NY [ NY00245653]  .

B

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Zentraleinrichtung der Freien Universitaet

K

Royal Botanic Gardens

NY

William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Myrtales

Family

Melastomataceae

Genus

Miconia

Loc

Miconia grandifoliata R.Goldenb. & Michelang.

Michelangeli, Fabián A. & Goldenberg, Renato 2012
2012
Loc

Miconia impetiolaris ( Swartz 1788: 70 ) D.Don ex Candolle (1828: 183)

D. Don ex Candolle 1828: 183
1828
Loc

Miconia impetiolaris

D. Don ex Candolle 1828
1828