Dinizia Ducke

First published in Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 3: 76 (1922)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Guianas to Brazil.


Native to:

Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Guyana, Suriname

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Kew Bulletin

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  • Fearnside, P. M. (1997). Wood density for estimating forest biomass in Brazilian Amazonia. Forest Ecology and Management 90: 59 - 87.
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  • Luckow, M. , Miller, J. T., Murphy, D. J. & Livshultz, T. (2003). A phylogenetic analysis of the Mimosoideae (Leguminosae) based on chloroplast DNA se­quence data. In: B. Klitgaard & A. Bruneau (eds), Advances in Legume Systematics. Part 10, Higher Level Systematics, pp. 197 - 220. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Legumes of the World Online

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