Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:33
Specimens with Barcodes:25
Species With Barcodes:11
Dipteryx is a genus containing nine species of shrubs and trees. It belongs to the "papillionoid" subfamily – Faboideae – of the legume family (Fabaceae). This genus is native to South and Central America and the Caribbean. Formerly, the related genus Taralea was included in Dipteryx.
The largest members of Dipteryx are canopy-emergent tree of tropical rainforests. The Tonka Bean (C. odorata) is grown for its fragrant seeds. Baru (Dipteryx alata) is a Vulnerable species from the Cerrado of Brazil; its fruit and seeds are used as food and fodder. Several species are used for timber.
- Dipteryx alata Vogel—Baru
- Dipteryx lacunifera Ducke
- Dipteryx magnifica (Ducke) Ducke
- Dipteryx micrantha Harms
- Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd.—Tonka Bean
- Dipteryx oleifera Benth.
- Dipteryx polyphylla Huber
- Dipteryx punctata (S.F.Blake) Amshoff
- Dipteryx rosea Benth.
- Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk B-E, 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.
- "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Dipteryx". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Dipteryx". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
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