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 ()

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Ceara, Espirito Santo, Goias, Minas Gerais, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Almeda, F. 2012. Review of Melastomataceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  2. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  3. Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  4. 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 20 May 2018.