BugwoodWiki Article

miconia
Miconia calvescens DC.

Overview

Appearance
Miconia calvescens is a perennial shrub or tree that can grow to 49.2 ft. (15 m) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are opposite, dark green, elliptic to obovate, 23.6-27.6 in. (60-70 cm) long with 3 prominent veins, rounded base, and entire or slightly toothed margins.
Flowers
Inflorescence is a large panicle 7.9-13.8 in. (20-35 cm) long, with 1000 to 3000 flowers. Flowers are white to pink, sessile, with oblong to obovate petals that are 0.08-0.12 in. (2-3 mm) long.
Fruit
Fruits are round berries that are globose, purple to black when ripe and 0.24-0.28 in. (6-7 mm) in diameter with seeds that are ovoid to pyramidal 0.02 (0.5 mm) long.
Ecological Threat
Miconia calvescens can be found in coastland, natural or planted forests, wetlands and disturbed areas. It is native to Central and Southern America.

Resources

Selected Images


1299143
1299143

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Seedling(s)
The Nature Conservancy Archive
1624047
1624047

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Stand
The Nature Conservancy Archive
5253091
5253091

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Plant(s)
Joseph O'Brien
5392376
5392376

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Tree(s)
John M. Randall
1624046
1624046

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Foliage
The Nature Conservancy Archive
1299160
1299160

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Foliage
The Nature Conservancy Archive
5392378
5392378

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Foliage
John M. Randall
5392379
5392379

miconia
Miconia calvescens
Foliage
John M. Randall

Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Miconia

Other System Links

Plants: MICA20
GRIN: 409651
ITIS: 565304
NPDN Pest: PDDQBBA

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
velvet tree

Categories

Category: Shrub or Subshrub
Category: Hardwood Trees