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Herrania umbratica.jpg
Herrania umbratica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Sterculiaceae
Genus: Herrania

Herrania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Sterculiaceae.

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]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Herrania. The Plant List.