The tribe Dipterygeae is one of the subdivisions of the plant family Fabaceae. It was recently recircumscribed to include the following genera:[2][4][5][3][6][7][7]

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Pterodon pubescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Clade: ADA clade
Tribe: Dipterygeae
(Polhill 1981[1]) Cardoso et al. 2013[2]
Type genus
  • Dipteryxeae
  • Dipterygeae clade Cardoso et al. 2012[3]

This clade does not currently have a node-based, phylogenetic definition. A synapomorphy that unites the members of this tribe is "an unusual two-lipped calyx in which the two upper lobes are much enlarged and the three lower lobes are reduced to small teeth."[2][3] Members of the Dipterygeae, as well as species found in its sister group, Amburaneae, are known to produce a variety of resins (balsams, coumarins, etc.).[4][3]


  1. ^ Polhill RM (1981). "Dipterygeae". In Polhill RM, Raven PH (eds.). Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 1. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 233–242. ISBN 9780855212247.
  2. ^ a b c Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, 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.
  3. ^ a b c d Cardoso D, de Queiroz LP, Pennington RT, de Lima HC, Fonty É, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M (2012). "Revisiting the phylogeny of papilionoid legumes: new insights from comprehensively sampled early-branching lineages". Am J Bot. 99 (12): 1991–2013. doi:10.3732/ajb.1200380. PMID 23221500.
  4. ^ a b Pennington RT, Lavin M, Ireland H, Klitgaard B, Preston J, Hu JM (2001). "Phylogenetic relationships of basal papilionoid legumes based upon sequences of the chloroplast trnL intron". Syst Bot. 55 (5): 818–836. doi:10.1043/0363-6445-26.3.537 (inactive 2019-12-10).
  5. ^ Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M, Sanderson MJ (2004). "A phylogeny of legumes (Leguminosae) based on analysis of the plastid matK gene resolves many well-supported subclades within the family". Am J Bot. 91 (11): 1846–862. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.11.1846. PMID 21652332.
  6. ^ Wojciechowski MF (2013). "Towards a new classification of Leguminosae: Naming clades using non-Linnaean phylogenetic nomenclature". S Afr J Bot. 89: 85–93. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.017.
  7. ^ a b Cardoso D, São-Mateus WM, da Cruz DT, Zartman CE, Komura DL, Kite G, Prenner G, Wieringa JJ, Clark A, Lewis G, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP (2015). "Filling in the gaps of the papilionoid legume phylogeny: The enigmatic Amazonian genus Petaladenium is a new branch of the early-diverging Amburaneae clade". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 84: 112–124. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.12.015. PMID 25575702.

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