Hildegardia
Hildegardia barteri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Genus: Hildegardia
Schott & Endl.

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:

References

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