Monographs Details: Miconia huberi Wurdack
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1989. The Botany of the Guayana Highland- Part XIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. XIII: 1-127.
Family:Melastomataceae
Scientific Name:Miconia huberi Wurdack
Description:Species Description - Ramuli primum obtuse sulcato-quadrangulares d e m u m teretes sicut petioli foliomm venae primariae subtus inflorescentiaque modice decidueque puberuli pilis dendriticis 0.1-0.2 m m longis pilis stipitato-dendriticis 0.3-0.4 m m longis interdum sparse intermixtis. Petiolus 1.3-2.7 cm longus; lamina 9-ll(-15) x 3.2-5(-6.2) c m oblongo-elliptica vel ovato-oblonga apice anguste acuta vel subacuminata basi late acuta, subcoriacea et integra, ubique primum sparse dendritico-pubemla pilis ca. 0.1 m m longis glabrata, subtus in venarum primariamm interioru m axillis obscure setulosa (ca. 0.8 m m ) , 5-nervata (pari tenui inframarginali neglecto) nervis secundariis 3-5 m m inter se distantibus nervulis subtus reticulatis areolis ca. 1-1.5 m m latis. Panicula 8-10 cm longa submultiflora ramis primariis in quoque nodo 2-4 pilis glanduliferis ca. 1 m m longis interdum sparsissime evolutis; flores 4-meri, pedicellis 2.5-5 m m longis et ca. 0.4

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Type. Venezuela. Bolivar: Dist. Roscio, centro-meridional sector ofthe cumbre of Ilu-tepui, 2630 m alt., "arbusto de aprox. 2 m , m u y escaso creciendo en el fondo de una grieta; caliz rojo vino, corola rosada, anteras rosadas," 29 Apr 1984, Otto Huber 9519 (holotype U S 3060811, isotype V E N )

Miconiae acutifoliae Ule afl&nis, foliis subtus in superficie sparse puberulis glabratis floribus 4-meris toro intus glanduloso-pubemlo stigmate vix expanso diflfert

Miconia acutifolia has leaves densely and persistently pubemlous beneath, 5-merous flowers with the toms within stellulate-pubemlous, anthers 5-6 m m long, stigma capitellate, and ovary 3-celled and barely inferior. Ofthe other species in Sect. Tamonea with toms glandular-setulose intemally, M . sancti-philippi Naud. has qualitatively similar vegetative pubescence, but much larger leaves, 5-merous flowers, glandular-pubemlous filaments, larger anthers with glandedged connective base, and barely inferior 3-celled ovary, while M . truncata Triana has formless vegetative pubescence and 6-merous flowers with truncate calyx limb and larger anthers. The sympatric M . iluensis Wurdack does not seem to be closely related to M . huberi, having flowers 6-merous, torus glabrous within, stamen connectives elevated dorso-basally, stigma capitate, and ovary 4-locular and only 1/5 inferior.