, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 351–356 | Cite as

Miconia atlantica, a new species of Melastomataceae from the eastern mountains of Brazil

  • Mayara Krasinski CaddahEmail author
  • Renato Goldenberg


A new species of Miconia from the mountains in the Atlantic Forest of eastern Brazil is presented here. Miconia atlantica has been collected in the states of São Paulo and Espírito Santo. It belongs to section Glossocentrum and can be recognized among others species in this section by the leaves with acute bases, an indumentum consisting of stellate trichomes moderately covering the abaxial surface of mature leaves, glomerulate inflorescences, and stamens with unappendaged connectives. Marsupiform domatia were found in São Paulo populations.

Key Words

Atlantic Forest Miconieae Miconia section Glossocentrum new species 



We thank L. S. Pereira and G. Lunhani for fieldwork guidance; Diana Carneiro for the line drawings; and the two manuscript reviewers. The authors are recipients of a Ph.D. scholarship (MKC) and a “Produtividade em Pesquisa” grant (RG) from CNPq.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Programa de Pós Graduação em Biologia VegetalUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrazil

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