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  Derris trifoliata
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Derris trifoliata Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 433. 1790; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 80. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 146. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 126. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 136. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 180. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 148. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 145. 1994; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 216. 2009. Derris uliginosa (Roxb.) Benth. in Miq., Pl. Jungh. 1: 252. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 241. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 388(273). 1918. Galedupa uliginosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 243. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kammattivalli, Ponumvalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stragging lianas, to 6 m; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, pinnate, to 15 cm; leaflets 3, oblong-lanceolate, 4.5-9 x 2-4 cm, glabrous, base obtuse, margin entire, apex acuminate; petiole to 10 cm; petiolule to 5 mm. Racemes to 12 cm; pedicel to 4 mm, not clustered. Flowers rose, 1 cm across. Calyx-tube 4 mm, glabrous; lobes minute. Petals rose; standard orbicular, 1.2 x 0.9 cm; wings 1.2 x 0.2 cm; keels 1 x 0.4 cm. Staminal sheath 8 mm; filaments to 4 mm; anthers 0.5 mm. Ovary 4 mm; ovules ca. 8; style 6 mm. Pod ovoid or orbicular, base and apex obtuse, glabrous, winged; seed(s) 1 or 2.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-October
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Along banks of backwaters and mangrove forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: Yes
  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: Ezhimala, Nileswar, Payyanur, Taliparamba, Thrikkunnapuzha, Andhakaranazhi
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