African Plant Database

Derris trifoliata Lour.
Protologue : Fl. Cochinch. 2: 433 (1790)
Information on the genus : Derris
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Deguelia trifoliata (Lour.) Taub. (1891)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Robinia uliginosa Willd. (1802)
=Derris uliginosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Benth. (1852)
=Deguelia uliginosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill. (1885)
=Pongamia madagascariensis Bojer ex Oliver (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody liane with twining branches to 3-15 m or more tall; branchlets sub-glabrous, brown with conspicuous paler raised lenticels.
Ecology : Mangrove swamps; coastal bushland and thicket particularly along rivers near tidal limits or along shore; 0-30 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar, Mascarene Is.; widespread in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia and Australia.
Biol./Eco : Liana; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Forest, Mangrove, Saline Wetland; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa. Asia, Australasia/Pacific,
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°66703
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