Taxon: Tibouchina heteromalla Cogn.

Genus: Tibouchina
Family: Melastomataceae
Nomen number: 418730
Place of publication: C. F. P. von Martius, Fl. bras. 14(3):336. 1885
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Nov-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • quaresmeira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Almeda, pers. comm.)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Ceara, Espirito Santo, Goias, Minas Gerais, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

  • Cultivated


  • Almeda, F. 2012. Review of Melastomataceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  • Wanderley, M. G. L., ed. Flora fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo. 2001- (F Phan Sao Paulo)


Check other web resources for Tibouchina heteromalla Cogn. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.