Derris elliptica (Wall.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Pongamia elliptica Wall.
  • Synonym(s) : Galedupa elliptica Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Derris elliptica (Wall.) Benth.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : Climbing shrubs with alternate leaves; root tuberous; flowers are rusty tomentose in long, axillary-terminal racemes; calyx campanulate; corolla white-pinkish or red; fruit is oblong, elliptic pod with one-two seeds.
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : India, Malaysia
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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 elliptica. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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