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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dalbergieae[1][2]
Genus: Ormocarpum
P. Beauv.

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  • Diphaca Lour.
  • Saldania Sim

Ormocarpum is a genus of legume in the Fabaceae family, and was recently assigned to the informal monophyletic Dalbergia clade of the Dalbergieae.[1][2] Ormocarpum cochinchinense has antibacterial activity.[3]


Ormocarpum comprises the following species:[4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Lavin M, Pennington RT, Klitgaard BB, Sprent JI, de Lima HC, Gasson PE (2001). "The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): delimitation of a pantropical monophyletic clade". Am J Bot. 88 (3): 503–33. PMID 11250829. doi:10.2307/2657116. 
  2. ^ a b Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowskie 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. 
  3. ^ Hepsibah H, Jothi J. (2015). "In vitro antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis of Ormocarpum cochinchinense extracts on nosocomial infection causing bacteria". Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Research. 8 (1): 113–116.  ISSN 0974-2441
  4. ^ Thulin M, Lavin M (2001). "Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Ormocarpum Group (Fabaceae): A New Genus Zygocarpum from the Horn of Africa Region". Syst Bot. 26 (2): 299–317. JSTOR 2666709. 
  5. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Ormocarpum". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  6. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Ormocarpum". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 7 February 2014.