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29 August 2003 Clidemia intonsa and Miconia chapensis (Miconieae, Melastomataceae), two new species endemic to cloud forest refuges in the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela
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Two new species of Miconieae (Melastomataceae) from cloud forest refuges of the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela are described as new to science. Clidemia intonsa grows in Cerro Patao in northeastern Venezuela and is most similar to some species from Trinidad. Miconia chapensis grows in Cerro La Chapa at the western extreme of the Coastal Cordillera and resembles one species from French Guiana and Surinam and two species from Central America and the west coast of northern South America.

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Elvira Cotton and Winfried Meier "Clidemia intonsa and Miconia chapensis (Miconieae, Melastomataceae), two new species endemic to cloud forest refuges in the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela," Willdenowia 33(1), 197-203, (29 August 2003).
Published: 29 August 2003

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