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Hancornia speciosa
Scientific classification

Gomes [pt]
H. speciosa
Binomial name
Hancornia speciosa
Gomes [pt]
  • Echites glaucus Roem. & Schult.
  • Hancornia pubescens Nees & Mart.
  • Willughbeia pubescens (Nees & Mart.) Mart.
  • Hancornia gardneri (A.DC.) Miers

Hancornia is a genus of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1812. It is native to South America (Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay). It contains only one known species, Hancornia speciosa, commonly called mangabeira, which produces fruits known as mangabas.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Walderley, M.G.L., Shepherd, G.J., Melhem, T.S. & Giulietti, A.M. (eds.) (2005). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 4: 1-392. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.
  3. ^ Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
  4. ^ Morokawa, R. & al. (2013). Apocynaceae s. str. do Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 64: 179-199.

External links

  • (in Portuguese) Flora Brasiliensis: Hancornia

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