Derris benthamii (Thwaites) Thwaites

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Brachypterum benthamii Thwaites
  • Synonym(s) : Derris paniculata Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Derris benthamii (Thwaites) Thwaites
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Slender glabrous climber; inflorescence rusty pubescent
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1024, KFP 6924, CJS 16532, CS 11687
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Derris benthamii. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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