Galapagos Species Checklist


Miconia robinsoniana

Cogn.

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)
Order Myrtales
Family Melastomataceae
Genus Miconia

Miconia robinsoniana  Cogn.

 

English common name: Galapagos miconia, miconia

Spanish common name: cacaotillo

Local name: cacaotillo

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Description: A shrub from the highlands. The leaves have red stalks and a distinctive parallel venation. The flower heads are composed of small purple flowers on long white stalks. The fruit are shiny and purple.

Last updated: 16 Oct 2017

Origin

  • In
    Introduced
  • Na
    Native

  • En
    Endemic

    Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.

  • Hy
    Hypothetical
  • Id
    Indigenous
  • Mi
    Migrant
  • EnQ
    Questionable Endemic
  • Re
    Resident
  • Va
    Vagrant

IUCN Status

Considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Endangered - Considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.


The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.

Distribution

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Galapagos island groups: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz.


Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.

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