Sterculiaceae
(THE CACAO FAMILY)
Biota of North America Program
Texas A&M University Bioinformatics Working Group
Standardized nomenclature following © John T. Kartesz. 1996. Revision: A Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. The Biota of North America Program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden . This listing features updates (1996) of BONAP nomenclature, use of common names derived from BONAP data, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service data on endangered/threatened taxa, and information on Texas taxa taken from a database developed from Stephan L. Hatch, Kancheepuram N. Gandhi, and Larry E. Brown. 1990. Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Texas (now in the process of proofing).

Ayenia (Nutt.) Torr. - AYENIA

    ardua Cristobal

    compacta Rose Synonomy: Ayenia californica Jepson

    euphrasiifolia Griseb.

    filiformis S. Wats. Present in the Texas flora, local name unknown. (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone)

    glabra S. Wats.

    insulicola Cristobal Synonomy: Ayenia pusilla auct. non L.

    limitaris Cristobal Present in the Texas flora, local name unknown. (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone) Listed by the U.S. FWS as endangered, FWS local name is Texas ayenia and the FWS range is: U.S.A. (TX), Mexico. Listed on August 24, 1994 (Volume 59 Federal Register 43652). Synonomy: Nephropetalum pringlei Robins. & Greenm.

    microphylla Gray Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Dense ayenia (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone)

    pilosa Cristobal Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Dwarf ayenia (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone)

    Brachychiton Cristobal - KURRAJONG

      populneum (Schott) R. Br.

      Firmiana (Schott) R. Br. - PARASOL-TREE

        simplex (L.) W. Wight Synonomy: Firmiana platanifolia (L. f.) Schott & Endl. , Sterculia platanifolia L. f.

        Fremontodendron L. f. - FLANNELBUSH

          californicum (Torr.) Coville Synonomy: Fremontia californica Torr. , Fremontia californica ssp. obispoensis (Eastw.) Munz , Fremontia californica ssp. crassifolia (Eastw.) Abrams , Fremontia californica var. diegensis M. Harvey , Fremontia californica var. integra M. Harvey , Fremontia californica var. napensis (Eastw.) McMinn , Fremontia californica var. typica M. Harvey , Fremontia californica var. viridis M. Harvey , Fremontia crassifolia Eastw. , Fremontia napensis Eastw. , Fremontia obispoensis Eastw. , Fremontodendron californicum ssp. crassifolium (Eastw.) Thomas , Fremontodendron californicum ssp. napense (Eastw.) Munz , Fremontodendron californicum ssp. obispoense (Eastw.) Munz

          decumbens R. Lloyd Synonomy: Fremontodendron californicum ssp. decumbens (R. Lloyd) Munz

          mexicanum A. Davids. Synonomy: Fremontia mexicana (A. Davids.) J.F. Macbr.

          Guazuma (A. Davids.) J.F. Macbr. - BASTARD-CEDAR

            ulmifolia Lam. Synonomy: Guazuma guazuma (L.) Cockerell

            Helicteres (L.) Cockerell - SCREWTREE

              jamaicensis Jacq.

              Hermannia Jacq. - BURSTWORT

                pauciflora S. Wats.

                texana Gray Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Texas hermannia (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone)

                Kleinhovia Gray

                  hospita L.

                  Melochia L. - CHOCOLATE-WEED

                    corchorifolia L. Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Cluster melochia (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone)

                    nodiflora Sw.

                    pyramidata L. Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Anglepod melochia (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone)

                    spicata (L.) Fryxell Synonomy: Melochia hirsuta Cav. , Melochia hirsuta var. glabrescens Gray , Melochia villosa (P. Mill.) Fawcett & Rendle , Riedlea hirsuta (Cav.) A. DC. , Sida villosa P. Mill.

                    tomentosa L. Present in the Texas flora, local name unknown. (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone) Synonomy: Melochia tomentosa var. frutescens (Jacq.) A. DC.

                    umbellata (Houtt.) Stapf Synonomy: Melochia indica Kurz

                    Pentapetes Kurz - FLOR-IMPIA

                      phoenicea L.

                      Sterculia L. - PANAMA-TREE

                        apetala (Jacq.) Karst. Synonomy: Helicteres apetala Jacq.

                        Theobroma Jacq. - CACAO

                          cacao L.

                          Waltheria L. - RAICHIE

                            calcicola Urban

                            indica L. Present in the Texas flora and known locally as: Florida waltheria, hireba del soldado (Texas Distribution by vegetation zone) Synonomy: Waltheria americana L. , Waltheria indica var. americana (L.) R. Br. ex Hosaka , Waltheria pyrolifolia Gray


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