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Taxon: Chimarrhis hookeri K. Schum.

Genus: Chimarrhis
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Condamineeae
Nomen number: 415716
Place of publication: C. Martius, Fl. bras. 6(6):259. 1889
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Dec-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • intacchi  (Source: F Neotrop) - Quichua (Ecuador)
  • purma caspi  (Source: F Neotrop) - Quichua (Peru)
  • itauba  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • itauba amarilla  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: potential as wood (locally used)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, [Esmeraldas, Napo, Pastaza, Sucumbíos] Peru [Amazonas, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Ucayali]


  1. Delprete, P. G. 1999. Rondeletieae (Rubiaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 77:159-164.

Check other web resources for Chimarrhis hookeri K. Schum. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=415716. Accessed 14 July 2020.