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  Derris scandens
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Derris scandens (Roxb.) Benth., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 4 (Suppl.) 103. 1860; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 240. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 387(273). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 81. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 146. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 125. 1985; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 148. 1992; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 155. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 138. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 93. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 90. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 169. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 215. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 281. 2009. Dalbergia scandens Roxb., Pl. Corom. 2: 49, t. 192. 1805. Brachypterum scandens (Roxb.) Benth., Ann. Wiener Mus. Naturgesch. Vienna 2: 101. 1838; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 164. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 223. 1997.
  Malayalam Name(s): Panivalli, Poonjali, Ponnamvalli
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  Description: Large climbing shrubs; branchlets brown, lenticellate. Leaflets 5-11, 2-5 x 1-2.5 cm, elliptic, lanceolate or ovate-oblong, apex obtuse, acute, sometimes emarginate, base rounded to cuneate, subcoriaceous; lateral nerves 7-9 pairs, slender. Racemes axillary, 8-25 cm long, with flowers clustered on brown-pubescent rachis. Flowers 7-9 mm long; pedicels c. 4 mm long, slender. Calyx 2.5-3 mm long, shortly adpressed tomentose, lobes obscure. Petals pink or white; standard 7-8 mm long; ovate-orbicular. Stamens 10, alternate ones short. Pods 2.5-6.5 x 1-1.4 cm, oblong, narrowly winged on the upper suture, minutely adpressed tomentose; seeds 2-4 ca. 8 mm long, reniform, compressed, dark brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in mangrove forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Vazhachal, Chinnar, Kuchimudi, Tiruvalla, Cheruvathur, Karimbam, Walayar, Thrikkunnapuzha, Kanjirakadavu
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