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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae[1]
Subtribe: Duparquetiinae[1]
Genus: Duparquetia
Species: D. orchidacea

Duparquetia orchidacea is a liana which is native to tropical west Africa. It is the only species in the genus Duparquetia.[1] The distinctive structure of its flowers and wood, and phylogenetic studies, suggest that it may be relatively basal within the Fabaceae.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Prenner, G.; Klitgaard, B. B. (2008), "Towards unlocking the deep nodes of Leguminosae: Floral development and morphology of the enigmatic Duparquetia orchidacea (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae)", American Journal of Botany, 95 (11): 1349–65, doi:10.3732/ajb.0800199, PMID 21628144