Monographs Details: Graffenrieda kralii Wurdack
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1989. The Botany of the Guayana Highland- Part XIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. XIII: 1-127.
Family:Melastomataceae
Description:Species Description - Ramuli teretes sicut folia novella inflorescentia hypanthiaque modice resinoso-granulosi. Petiolus 0.7-1.5(-2.5) c m longus; lamina 6-9(-13X 2-5(-7) c m apice gradatim acuminata basi late acuta, firme chartacea et Integra, subtus in venarum primariamm interiorum axillis setulosa pilis 2-3(-5) m m longis laevibus aliter esetosa, 5-pIinervata pari interiore l-2(-3) c m supra basin subaltematim divergenti nervis secundariis plemmque 3-4 m m inter se distantibus nervulis subtus obscuris laxe (1-2 m m ) reticulatis. Panicula 4-6 c m longa submultiflora; flores 4-meri, pedicellis 1-1.5 m m longis, bracteolis non visis. Hypanthium 1.4-2 m m longum; calycis tubus ca. 0.2 m m altus, lobis 1-1.3 x 1 m m triangularibus acutis. Petala glabra, 3.6-4 x 1.2-1.4 m m lanceata vel oblongo-lanceata acuta. Filamenta 2.3-2.6 m m longa; antheramm thecae 2.2-2.3 x 0.3-0.4 m m subulatae, poro 0.1 m m diam. ventraliter inclinato; connectivum 0.4-0.5 m m prolongatum, dente dorsali 0.3 m m longo subulato.

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Type. Venezuela. Territorio Federal Amazonas: Cerro de la Neblina, tall shmb, flowers white, humid forest along stream below Neblina Camp 7, slopes of Cafion Grande, 1700 m alt., 29 Nov 1984, R. Krai 71882 (holotype US 3060812, isotypes V D B , V E N ) . Paratype (near topotypical). S h m b 3 m tall, petals and stamens white, 1850 m alt., 30 N o v 1984, W. R. Anderson 13433 (MICH, U S , V E N ).

Graffendriedae obliquae Triana aflftnis, floribus maioribus ovario triloculari diflfert