Derris ovalifolia (Wight & Arn.) Benth.

  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Pongamia ovalifolia Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Derris ovalifolia (Wight & Arn.) Benth.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : Leaves compound; leaflets 9, long-stalked, oblong, membraneous, apex obtuse, emarginate. Racemes copious, axillary. Flowers brightly red coloured.
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Palghar district, Thane district, Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp-959. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. ovalifolia. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.


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