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Derris scandens (Roxb.) Benth. in J.Linn.Soc.4.Suppl. 103. 1860. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2 :240.1876.

  • Dalbergia scandens Roxb.

    Climbing shrub, branches sparsely pubescent. Leaf imparipinnate, 7-15 cm long; leaflets 9-19, c. 2.5-5.0 cm long, oblong or obovate-oblong, obtuse or acute, glabrous to subglabrous above, pubescent below; petiolule short. Inflorescence a long, axillary raceme, twice as long as the leaf. Pedicel c. 4-6.5 mm long. Calyx c. 3.5 mm long, silky pubescent, teeth obscure. Corolla pale rose. Vexillum c. 10-11 mm long. Fruit c. 2.5-7.5 cm long, c. 9-12 mm broad, glabrous, narrowed at both ends, 1-4-seeded, wings not more than 1.5 mm broad.

    Type: Roxb.,Corom.Pl.2:t.192.1798.

    Distribution: Cultivated in Karachi gardens; widely distributed in India; Ceylon; E. Pakistan, S.E. Asia, China and N. Australia.


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