Ampelozizyphus

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Ampelozizyphus amazonicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ampelozizyphus
Ducke
Species: A. amazonicus
Binomial name
Ampelozizyphus amazonicus
Ducke

Ampelozizyphus is a genus of plants in the family Rhamnaceae. It includes two species Ampelozizyphus amazonicus, which is known from Amazonian Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil, and Ampelozizyphus guaquirensis, native to the central portion of the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela.

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  • Diniz, Lúcio Ricardo Leite; Santana, Paula Carvalho; Ribeiro, Ana Paula Araújo Ferreira; Portella, Viviane Gomes; Pacheco, Lílian Fernanda; Meyer, Nádia Burkowski; César, Isabela Costa; Cosenza, Gustavo Pereira et al. (June 2009). "Effect of triterpene saponins from roots of Ampelozizyphus amazonicus Ducke on diuresis in rats". Journal of Ethnopharmacology 123 (2): 275–9. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2009.03.006. PMID 19429372. 
  • Amaral, Ana Claudia F.; Ferreira, José Luiz P.; de Moura, Dominique F.; Carvalho, Junior R.; Ohana, Débora T.; Echevarria, Aurea; do Rosário, Virgilio E.; Lopes, Dinora; de A. Silva, Jefferson Rocha (2008). "Updated studies on Ampelozizyphus amazonicus, a medicinal plant used in the Amazonian Region". Pharmacognosy Reviews 2 (4): 308–16. 
  • Winfried Meier, Paul E. Berry (2008). "Ampelozizyphus guaquirensis (Rhamnaceae), a new tree species endemic to the Venezuelan Coastal Cordillera" 2 (60). pp. 131–135.