Botanical name: Derris scandens Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Dalbergia scandens, Dalbergia timoriensis, Deguelia timoriensis
Jewel Vine is an evergreen climbing branched shrub having twining habit. It has a tap root system without aerial roots. Leaves are compound, alternate, leaf axis upto 19 cm long, solid, woody, green. Leaflets are elliptic-lancelike, entire, blunt, hairless. Inflorescence is a raceme of pea-like flowers, twice as long as the leaves. Flowers are pale rose colored. Th standard petal is 10-11 mm long. Fruit 2.5-7.5 cm long, 9-12 mm broad, narrowed at both ends, 1-4 seeded.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Jewel Vine is ...