Monographs Details: Miconia bracteata (DC.) Triana
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1961. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IV (2). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-87.
Family:Melastomataceae
Discussion:

M. demerarensis Gleason, Bull. Torrey Club 75:551. 1948.

Gleason's distinctions for M . demerarensis do not hold for any series of specimens of this complex; even on the holotype, some stamens have short dorsal connective prolongations below the filament attachment. I have been able to examine holotypic material, except for M. trichodes D C . of which material has not been available to any monographer since de Candolle, for all the names involved in this small species group.