Miconia bradeana is described from the state of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil. It is endemic to the municipality of Santa Maria Madalena and to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, occurring in dense montane tropical rainforest. The main diagnostic characteristics of this new species are the rigid-membranaceous to chartaceous and narrowly elliptic to lanceolate leaves, 5(-6)-merous flowers, well-defined, deltoid calyx lobes, apiculate petals, stamens 14–16, connectives with dorsal-basal, usually glandulose appendages, and glandulose ovary apex. Miconia bradeana is an endangered (EN) species.
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