Derris trifoliata Lour.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Brachypterum floribundum Miq.; Dalbergia acuminata Hassk.; Dalbergia heterophylla Willd.; Dalbergia radicans Zipp. ex Miq.; Dalbergia repens Span.; Deguelia floribunda (Miq.) Taub.; Deguelia multiflora (Benth.) Taub.; Deguelia trifoliata (Lour.) Taub.; Deguelia uliginosa (Willd.) Baill.; Derris affinis Benth.; Derris forsteniana Blume ex Miq.; Derris heterophylla (Willd.) Backer ex K.Heyne; Derris multiflora Benth.; Derris trifoliata var. macrocarpa Domin; Derris uliginosa (Willd.) Benth.; Galedupa uliginosa (Willd.) Roxb.; Pongamia lucida Graham; Pongamia maritima Wight ex Wall.; Pongamia piscatoria Seem.; Pongamia religiosa Wight; Pongamia triphylla Wight; Pongamia uliginosa (Willd.) DC.; Pterocarpus floribundus (Miq.) Kuntze; Pterocarpus forstenianus (Blume ex Miq.) Kuntze; Pterocarpus frutescens Blanco; Pterocarpus multiflorus (Benth.) Kuntze; Pterocarpus trifoliatus (Lour.) Kuntze; Pterocarpus uliginosus (Willd.) Roxb. ex G.Don; Robinia uliginosa Willd.; Sweetia uliginosa (Willd.) G.Don; Tephrosia uliginosa (Willd.) Spreng.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Derris trifoliata Lour.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Tigekranugu, Nauatige, Chirathelathige (Telugu)
    • Ketia, Swanlata (Oria)
    • Kammattivalli, Ponumvalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Mangrove forests and backwaters
  • Comments / notes : Along stream banks, canals and sea coasts
  • Key identification features : Flowers pink
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district, Krishna district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district, Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cuddalore district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Villipuram district, Thanjavur district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : South Andaman,Ritchie\'s Archipelago taluk (Havelock Island),Baratang,North Cinque Island
  • Native : Madagascar
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman & Nicobar (India), S.Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Mascarene Islands, Sub-Tropical Asia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
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  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Derris trifoliata. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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