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  Derris brevipes var. brevipes
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Derris brevipes (Benth.) Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 244. 1878, var. brevipes; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 388(273). 1918; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 75. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 136. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 138. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 91. 1997; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 144. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 98. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 92. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 90. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 169. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 281. 2009. Derris heyneana Benth. var. brevipes Benth., J. Linn. Soc. 4 (Suppl.): 110. 1860.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nanchuvalli, Karukody, Pannivalli
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  Description: Stout climbers; branchlets slender, glabrous. Leaves 3-9-foliolate; leaflets to 12 x 5 cm, obovate-oblong, abruptly acuminate at apex, retuse, acute at base. Panicles 10 x 10 cm, axillary, rusty tomentose. Flowers 14 mm long. Calyx cupular, 4 mm long, hispid, black, lobes obtuse. Standard petal11 x 7 mm, obovate, emarginate, white, clawed; wing 9 x 3 mm, oblong; keel glabrate. Stamens monadelphous. Ovary densely hairy. Pods 5 x 2.5 cm, ovate, obtuse at either ends, densely dark brown-hispid; seeds 2.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Vazhani, Kallar, Kattalappara, Alampetty, Thannikkudy, Chenthamara, Dam site, Thenkudippara, Aruvanpara, Pampa, Aralam
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