- Miconia calvescens is a perennial shrub or tree that can grow to 49.2 ft. (15 m) tall.
- Leaves are opposite, dark green, elliptic to obovate, 23.6-27.6 in. (60-70 cm) long with 3 prominent veins, rounded base, and entire or slightly toothed margins.
- Inflorescence is a large panicle 7.9-13.8 in. (20-35 cm) long, with 1000 to 3000 flowers. Flowers are white to pink, sessile, with oblong to obovate petals that are 0.08-0.12 in. (2-3 mm) long.
- Fruits are round berries that are globose, purple to black when ripe and 0.24-0.28 in. (6-7 mm) in diameter with seeds that are ovoid to pyramidal 0.02 (0.5 mm) long.
- Ecological Threat
- Miconia calvescens can be found in coastland, natural or planted forests, wetlands and disturbed areas. It is native to Central and Southern America.
Global Invasive Species Database. 2011. Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission 
State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation 
Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group 
USDA NRCS PLANTS 
USDA ARS GRIN 
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