Dioclea

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Dioclea is also the Latin name of the medieval Montenegrin state and of an Illyrian city, see: Duklja and Doclea (city).
Dioclea
Dioclea grandiflora.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Diocleinae
Genus: Dioclea
Kunth
Species

Around 50, see text


Dioclea is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Americas. The seeds of these legumes are buoyant drift seeds, and are dispersed by rivers.

Species[1][edit]

Dioclea macrocarpa - MHNT

Chemistry[edit]

The A-type proanthocyanidin, epigallocatechin-(2β→7,4β→8)-epicatechin, together with epicatechin, luteolin 3′β-d-glucopyranoside, chrysoeriol 7β-d-glucopyranoside and 2-methylpentan-2,4-diol, can be found in the leaves of Dioclea lasiophylla,[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ ILDIS (2005)
  2. ^ a b ILDIS (2001)
  3. ^ Barreiros, André L. B. S.; David, Juceni P.; de Queiroz, Luciano P.; David, Jorge M. (December 2000). "A-type proanthocyanidin antioxidant from Dioclea lasiophylla". Phytochemistry 55 (7): 805–8. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)00297-1. PMID 11190400. 

References[edit]

  • International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS) (2001): Genus Dioclea. Version 6.00, 2001-JUN-14. Retrieved 2007-DEC-17.
  • International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS) (2005): Genus Dioclea. Version 10.01, November 2005. Retrieved 2007-DEC-17.