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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae[1]
Genus: Dichilus

5–15; see text.

Dichilus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.


Dichilus comprises the following species:[2][3][4]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[4]

  • Dichilus candicans E.Mey.
  • Dichilus ciliatus A.Spreng.
  • Dichilus dallonianus Maire
  • Dichilus floribundus Sond.
  • Dichilus hypotrichum Spreng.
  • Dichilus microphyllus E.Mey.
  • Dichilus patens E.Mey.
  • Dichilus pusillus (E.Mey.) Benth.
  • Dichilus sericeus A.Spreng.
  • Dichilus spicatus E.Mey.


  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001. 
  2. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Dichilus". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  3. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Dichilus". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Dichilus". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.