Derris scandens (Roxb.) Benth.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Derris scandens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Derris scandens (Roxb.) Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Handhi balli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3010, KFP 8691, KFP 13015
  • Key identification features : A large climbing shrub. Leaves are once compound, about 3-6 inches long, with channeled rachis. Leaflets are elliptic, oblong or obovate-oblong. Racemes are axillary, long with 3-4 flowers at each node. Flowers are white or pink. Calyx is grey, silky. Corolla is white or pale pink, standard with a long claw. Stamens are united by filaments. Pod is 5-seeded and winged along the upper suture.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Native : Indo Malayasia, Australia.
  • Comments : Occasional in forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bijapur, Dakshina Kannada, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Mysore, Raichur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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