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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 grandiflora.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Diocleae[1]
Genus: Dioclea

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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.


Dioclea macrocarpa - MHNT


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,[4]


  1. ^ de Queiroz LP, Pastore JF, Cardoso D, Snak C, de C Lima AL, Gagnon E, Vatanparast M, Holland AE, Egan AN (2015). "A multilocus phylogenetic analysis reveals the monophyly of a recircumscribed papilionoid legume tribe Diocleae with well-supported generic relationships". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 90: 1–19. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.016. PMID 25934529. 
  2. ^ ILDIS (2005)
  3. ^ a b ILDIS (2001)
  4. ^ 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. 


  • 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.