Saldanha Vell., Fl. Flum. 141, 3. 1.157,158. 1825.
Fereiria Vell, ex Vand., Fl. Lusit. 21. 1.1, fig 8. 1788.
Type. Hillia parasitica Jacq.
The genus Hillia ranges from southern Mexico and Central America to the West Indies and South America, with most of the species occurring in South America (south to Bolivia and southern Brazil).
The following treatment is concerned with species mainly of Venezuela, the Guianas, Guayana Highland, and Brazil. New species from Peru and Brazil are also recorded.