Miconia alata

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Miconia alata


Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Melastomataceae
Subfamilia: Melastomatoideae
Tribus: Miconieae
Genus: Miconia
Species: Miconia alata


Miconia alata Aubl.) DC., 1828


  • Homotypic
    • Acinodendron alatum (Aubl.) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 950 (1891)
    • Clidemia alata (Aubl.) G.Don ex Loudon in Hort. Brit.: 174 (1830)
    • Melastoma alatum Aubl. in Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 410 (1775)
  • Heterotypic
    • Miconia alata var. amazonica Schrank ex DC. in Prodr. 3: 184 (1828)
    • Miconia pterophora Miq. in Linnaea 18: 622 (1845)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
  • ^* Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil West-Central
  • ^* Regional: Northern Spouth America
      • Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Additional references[edit]

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


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