Monographs Details: Platycentrum clidemioides Naudin
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Family:Melastomataceae
Discussion:

Leandra hylophila Gleason, Bull. Torrey Club 68: 246. 1941.

There are no specific differences between the Putumayo and Trinidad collections of this species; the misleading "ovary 2/3-inferior" of Gleason's original description was actually a misprint of "ovary 2/5-inferior," as shown in the original dissection notes. Examination of the Colombian specimens shows a nearly superior ovary. The species has also been collected in Venezuela on the slopes of Cerro de la Neblina at alt. 1000 m (Maguire, Wurdack, & Bunting 37357).