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  Derris elliptica
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Derris elliptica (Wall.) Benth., J. Linn. Soc. 4: Suppl. 3. 1860; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 243. 1878. Pongamia elliptica Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 242. 1832. Galedupa elliptica Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 242. 1832.
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  Description: Large climbing shrubs; younger parts rusty tomentose. Leaves alternate, pinnate, 23.0-40.0 cm long; leaflets 9-13 (-15), obovate to obovate-oblong, 8.0-16.0 x 5.0-6.0 cm, lower ones smaller, cuneate at base, shortly acuminate at apex; petiolules 3-8 mm long. Racemes 19-26 cm long, axillary and terminal; peduncles 0.3-1.4 cm long, each bearing 3 pedicellate flowers, rachis and peduncles rusty tomentose. Pedicels 0.8-1.2 cm long. Calyx campanulate, 4-7 mm. Petals pale white, pink to red; vexillum 1.2-2.0 cm long. Staminal sheath 1.5-1.7 cm long. Pistil 1.5-1.6 cm long; ovules 2. Pods mostly oblong, rarely elliptic, 4.5-13.0 x 2.0-3.3 cm, minutely puberulous, faintly reticulated, winged on both the sutures; seeds 1-2.
  Habit: Climber
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  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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