Tag Archives: Miconia

Miconia leandroides Cogn. & Gleason ex Gleason

Bolivar Miconia (Miconia leandroides)

This species is known from two collections from the late 19th century, both were made somewhere at or near the city of Guaranda, the capital of the Bolívar Province of Ecuador.

This locality is now highly degraded and thus this species is most possibly extinct.

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edited: 28.01.2020

Miconia longisetosa Wurdack

Long-bristled Miconia (Miconia longisetosa)

The Long-bristled Miconia is known exclusively from the type material that was collected in 1886 on the western slopes of the Pichincha volcano in the Pichncha Province of Ecuador.

The species was never recorded again and is feared to be extinct.

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edited: 28.01.2020

Miconia benoistii Wurdack

Benoist’s Miconia (Miconia benoistii)

This species is known from the type material that was collected in 1930 at the base of the Pichincha volcano in the Pichincha Province of Ecuador, however, an exact locality seems not to be known.

The species was never recorded since and might be extinct.

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edited: 28.01.2020

Miconia scabra Cogn.

Rough Miconia (Miconia scabra)

The Rough Miconia is known exclusively from the type material that was collected in the year 1876 somewhere at the Chimborazo volcano in the Chimborazo Province of Ecuador.

The area where this species is thought to have been fpund is quite frequently visited by botanists, however, this species was never found again and is now considered most likely extinct.

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edited: 28.01.2020