Two new species of Miconia s.lat. (Melastomataceae) from Espírito Santo, Brazil

Renato Goldenberg, Lucas F. Bacci, Thuane Bochorny & Marcelo Reginato
We here describe two new species endemic to the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, that belong to different clades within Miconia s.lat. Miconia quartzicola is presumably part of the Leandra s.str. clade, as indicated by its terminal inflorescences and petals with an acute apex. It has been collected only once in the municipality of Vargem Alta in disturbed vegetation on loose quartzitic substrate (‘morros de sal’). Miconia spiritusanctensis belongs to Miconia sect. Cremanium, as indicated...
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