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Taxon: Herrania mariae (Mart.) Decne. ex Goudot

Genus: Herrania
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Tribe: Theobromateae
Nomen number: 457716
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 2:233. 1844
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Oct-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Pará]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, [Amazonas] Ecuador, [Napo, Pastaza] Peru [Loreto, Madre de Dios]


  1. Addison, G. & R. Tavares. 1952. Hybridization and grafting in species of Theobroma which occur in Amazonia. Evolution 6:381. Note: this review reported that crosses between Herrania mariae and either Theobroma cacao or T. grandiflorum did not produce viable seeds
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  3. Cuatrecasas, J. 1964. Cacao and its allies: a taxonomic revision of the genus Theobroma. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 35:588. Note: mentions
  4. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  5. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  6. Schultes, R. E. 1958. A synopsis of the genus Herrania. J. Arnold Arbor. 39:253-257.
  7. Silva S., C. R. & A. Figueira. 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Theobroma (Sterculiaceae) based on Kunitz-like trypsin inhibitor sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 250:93-104. Note: this study obtained a weakly supported monophyletic Theobroma, with better support for the monophyly of Herrania corroborating previous findings; it also found a support for the sectional classification of Herrania; H. mariae was recognized in section Subcymbicalyx

Check other web resources for Herrania mariae (Mart.) Decne. ex Goudot :

  • 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.
  • 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=457716. Accessed 15 August 2020.