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Taxon: Derris elliptica (Wall.) Benth.

Synonym of Paraderris elliptica (Wall.) Adema

Genus: Derris
Family: Fabaceae alt. Leguminosae
Nomen number: 13545
Place of publication: J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4(suppl.):111. 1860
Comment: Benth. cited both Pongamia elliptica Wallich (Mar-1832) & Galedupa elliptica Roxb. (Oct-1832)
Name verified on: 20-May-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Feb-2007
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME. (previously associated with 15 accessions)

Economic importance:


  • Adema, F. 2003. Notes on Malesian Fabaceae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) 9. The genus Paraderris. Blumea 48:137.
  • Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. [accepts].
  • Geesink, R. 1984. Scala Millettiearum. A survey of the genera of the tribe Millettieae (Legum.-Pap.) with methodological considerations. Leiden Bot. Ser. 8:109. [= Paraderris (Miq.) Geesink, but no comb. made].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. [accepts].
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. [accepts].
  • Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford. 2004. Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. [accepts].
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. [accepts].
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova. [accepts].
  • Thothathri, K. 1976. Studies in Leguminosae Part 24: Notes on the Indo-Burmese species of Derris. J. Jap. Bot. 51:148. [accepts].
  • Thothathri, K. 1982. Leguminosae: Genus - Derris. In: Botanical Survey of India, Fascicles of flora of India 8:16. [accepts].
  • Thothathri, K. 1984. Studies in Leguminosae XXX - Further contributions to Dalbergia L. f. and Derris Lour. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81:238. [accepts].
  • Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. [accepts].
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes. [accepts].
  • Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). A:112. [accepts].

Check other web resources for Derris elliptica (Wall.) Benth.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

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