Himatanthus bracteatus

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Himatanthus bracteatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Himatanthus
Species: H. bracteatus
Binomial name
Himatanthus bracteatus
(A.DC.) Woodson
  • Plumeria bracteata A.DC.

Himatanthus bracteatus is a species of the genus Himatanthus (Apocynaceae), native Venezuela, Colombia, the Guianas, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador.[1] It is a shrub with oblong, obovate and acuminate leaves, white flowers in terminal corymbs and follicles with winged seed.


  • In Portuguese, it is called janaúba, angélica-da-mata and banana-de-papagaio.