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Derris

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Tribe  Millettieae
Higher classification  Legumes
Order  Fabales
Subfamily  Faboideae
Scientific name  Derris
Rank  Genus
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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.

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Derris Derris trifoliata Common Derris

Despite the secondary compounds found in Derris, they serve as food plants for many Lepidopteran larvae including Batrachedra spp.

Derris Derris Derrislike plants of Thailand

Derris garden plants


Selected species

The Plant List includes the following:

  • D. cumingii
  • D. elliptica
  • D. ferruginea
  • D. malaccensis
  • D. marginata
  • D. microphylla
  • D. ovalifolia
  • D. philippinensis
  • D. polyantha
  • D. robusta
  • D. scandens
  • D. trifoliata

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    References

    Derris Wikipedia


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