Higher classification Legumes
Scientific name Derris
|Similar Derris elliptica, Derris trifoliata, Lonchocarpus, Legumes, Derris scandens|
Derris elliptica poison vine
Derris is genus of leguminous plants found in Southeast Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, including New Guinea. The roots of D. elliptica contain rotenone, a strong insecticide and fish poison.
Despite the secondary compounds found in Derris, they serve as food plants for many Lepidopteran larvae including Batrachedra spp.
Derris garden plants
The Plant List includes the following: