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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Byttnerioideae
Tribus: Theobromateae
Genus: Herrania
Species: H. albiflora – H. balaensis – H. breviligulata – H. camargoana – H. cuatrecasasiana – H. dugandii – H. kanukuensis – H. kofanorum – H. laciniifolia – H. lemniscata – H. mariae – H. nitida – H. nycterodendron – H. pulcherrima – H. purpurea – H. tomentella – H. umbratica

Herrania Goudot, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 2: 230, t. 5. (1844)

Type species: Herrania albiflora Goudot, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 2: 230, t. 5 (1844)


Brotobroma H.Karst. & Triana
Lightia M.R.Schomb.


Goudot, J. 1844. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique Series 3, 2: 230, t. 5.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Herrania in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Dec. 19. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2020. Herrania. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Dec. 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Herrania. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 19 2020. 2020. Herrania. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Dec. 19.

Vernacular names
English: Monkey Cacao

Herrania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, subfamily Byttnerioideae.

It is closely related to the genus Theobroma, which includes cacao. As of 1999, there were about 17 species in Herrania.[1]

Species include:[2]

Herrania albiflora
Herrania amazonica
Herrania balaensis
Herrania breviligulata
Herrania camargoana
Herrania cuatrecasana
Herrania dugandii
Herrania kanukuensis
Herrania kofanorum
Herrania laciniifolia
Herrania lemniscata
Herrania mariae
Herrania nitida
Herrania nycterodendron
Herrania pulcherrima
Herrania purpurea
Herrania tomentella
Herrania umbratica


Whitlock, B. A., & Baum, D. A. (1999). Phylogenetic relationships of Theobroma and Herrania (Sterculiaceae) based on sequences of the nuclear gene vicilin. Systematic Botany, 128-138.
Herrania. The Plant List.

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