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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: Sterculioideae
Genus: Hildegardia
Species: H. ankaranensis – H. australiensis – H. barteri – H. candollei – H. cubensis – H. erythrosiphon – H. gillettii – H. major – H. merrittii – H. migeodii – H. perrieri – H. populifolia – H. sundaica


Hildegardia Schott & Endl. (1832)

Type species: non design.


Firmiana sect. Hildegardia (Schott & Endl.) Terrac., Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Palermo 1: 55. 1897 [1].
Sterculia subg. Hildegardia (Schott & Endl.) R.Br. in Bennet, Pl. Jav. Rar. 3: 235. 1844 [2].


Schott, H.W. & Endlicher, S.L. (1832) Melet. Bot. 33.

Hildegardia is a genus of trees in the family Malvaceae. In older systems of classification, it was placed in Sterculiaceae, but all members of that family are now in an expanded Malvaceae. The genus is named for Saint Hildegard of Bingen due to her contributions to herbal medicine.[1] There are 13 species with a pantropical distribution.[2]

Species include:

Hildegardia ankaranensis (Arènes) Kosterm.
Hildegardia australensis G.Leach & M.Cheek (1991)
Hildegardia barteri (Mast.) Kosterm.
Hildegardia cubensis (Urb.) Kosterm. – Guana, guanabaum
Hildegardia dauphinensis[2]
Hildegardia erythrosiphon (Baill.) Kosterm.
Hildegardia gillettii L.J.Dorr & L.C.Barnett (1990)
Hildegardia merrittii (Merrill) Kosterm.
Hildegardia migeodii (Exell) Kosterm.
Hildegardia perrieri (Hochr.) Arènes
Hildegardia populifolia
Hildegardia sundaica Kosterm.


Schott, H. W., Endlicher, S. F. L. Meletemata Botanica. (Vienna: Carolus Gerold, 1832)
Zaborsky, J. G. (2009). Hildegardia dauphinensis (Malvaceae, Sterculioideae): a new species from southeastern Madagascar. Adansonia, 31(1), 143-148.

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