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Meriania nobilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Meriania

Meriania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. There are about 93 species distributed from Mexico to Brazil and the Antilles.[1]

Plants of this genus are woody shrubs or trees with large flowers and capsules.[1]

Species include:


  1. ^ a b c d Mendoza-Cifuentes, H., Alvear, M., & Almeda, F. (2014). Novelties in Meriania (Melastomataceae: Merianieae) from Andean rainforests of Colombia. Phytotaxa, 178(1), 23-32.
  2. ^ (Spanish) Ulloa, C. U., & Homeier, J. (2008, July). Meriania franciscana (Melastomataceae), una especie nueva de los Andes de Ecuador. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 65(2) 383-387.