Dilkea is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Passifloraceae.[1]

Dilkea hebes.jpg
Dilkea hebes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Dilkea

Its native range is Southern Tropical America.[1]

The genus name of Dilkea is in honour of Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, 1st Baronet (1810–1869), an English politician.[2] It was published by Maxwell T. Masters in Trans. Linn. Soc. London Vol.27 on page 627 in 1871, after Dilke's death.[1]

Known species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dilkea Mast. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.