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  Derris brevipes var. coriacea
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Derris brevipes (Benth.) Baker var. coriacea Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 244. 1878; Thoth., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 3: 185. 1961; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 145. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 155. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 144. 1992.
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  Description: Large climbing shrubs. Leaves alternate; leaflets 8-13 x 4.5-5.8 cm, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, shortly cuspidate; lateral veins 8-10 pairs; petiolules 4-10 mm long. Panicles 12-28 cm long, axillary and terminal, rachis and branchlets densely ferruginous. Flowers rusty-tomentose, 1.0-1.3 cm; pedicels 2-4 mm long. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 3-4 mm, 4-toothed. Petals red; vexillum 8-12 mm long, ovate-orbicular to obovate, vexillum and wings with deciduous silky pubescent on the back above; keels densely silky on the back. Staminal sheath 8-10 mm long. Pistil 9-11 mm, ovary densely pubescent, 3-4-ovuled. Pods turgid, 2.5-14.0 x 2.0-3.3 cm, reticulately veined, narrowly winged on the dorsal suture with an obscure one the ventral suture; seeds 1-3, reddish brown, oblong.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-
  District(s): Kollam, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Attappady R.F., Muthikulam forests, Ayyappankovil-Padagiri
   
 
   
 
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