Aciotis oliveriana

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Aciotis oliveriana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Aciotis
Species: A. oliveriana
Binomial name
Aciotis oliveriana

Aciotis oliveriana is a plant species native to Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Perú. It occurs in disturbed habitats such as river banks, the edges of forests at elevations less than 1350 m.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Aciotis oliveriana is an erect or trailing herb up to 40 cm tall, sometimes reproducing by means of stolons running along the surface of the ground. Leaves have narrowly winged petioles up to 4 cm long; blades are heart-shaped, up to 5 cm long, dark green on the upper side, lighter green below because of hairs. Inflorescence is a compound cyme with many small purple flowers lacking the glands that are present on the petals of some related species.[1][2][7]


  1. ^ a b Freire Fierro, Alina. 2001. Aciotis (Melastomataceae): two new species from the northwestern lowlands of South America. Novon 11:166-170
  2. ^ a b Freire Fierro, A. 2002. Monograph of Aciotis (Melastomataceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 62: 1–99.
  3. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-20. . Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  4. ^ Funk, V. A., P. E. Berry, S. Alexander, T. H. Hollowell & C. L. Kelloff. 2007. Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 1–584.
  5. ^ Ulloa Ulloa, C. & D. A. Neill. 2005. Cinco Años Adiciones a la Flora del Ecuador 1–75. Editorial UTPL, Loja.
  6. ^ Ulloa Ulloa, C., J. L. Zarucchi & B. León. 2004. Diez años de adiciones a la flora del Perú 1993–2003. Arnaldoa Edición Especial Nov.: 1–242.
  7. ^ photo of paratype of Aciotis oliveriana, Field Museum Amostras de Herbário da Neotrópica Archived March 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.