Pleroma virgatum Gardner, London J. Bot. 2: 350. 1843



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last collection: 1941

Since rediscovered



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gardner, G. (1843). Contributions towards a Flora of Brazil. Part II: Plants form the Organ Mountains. London J. Bot. 2: 339-355.


Other references:

Paulo José Fernandes Guimarães, Caio Baez, Patrícia Rosa, Gustavo Martinelli, Diego Nunes da Silva. (2020). The importance of rediscovering rare and endemic plants: Two species of Pleroma D.Don (Melastomataceae), an update of conservation status, and improved descriptions. Webbia. Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography 75(2): 293-304. doi:10.36253/jopt-8902


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