Derris malaccensis

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Derris malaccensis (Benth.) Prain

Fabaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Derris malaccensis, commonly known as Fish Poison, is a shrub.

Naming

Derris malaccensis was described by David Prain in 1897. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Derris malaccensis is a species in the genus Derris which contains approximately 91 to 138 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Derris malaccensis is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are petiolate and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Derris malaccensis produces pea-shaped flowers that are arranged in racemes.


Root System

Distribution

Derris malaccensis is native to the Malay Peninsula.

Cultivation

The shrubs tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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