Kanara Derris
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Kanara Derris
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Kanara Derris
Botanical name: Derris canarensis    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Derris ovalifolia, Pongamia canarensis

Kanara Derris is a climbing shrub. Leaves are compound, with 15-21 leaflets. Leaflets are 2-2.5 inches long, oblanceolate-oblong. Flowers are borne in panicles at the end of branches. Flower-stalks are fascicled in threes. Flowers are reddish. Pod is flat, oval or elliptic, pointed at both ends, winged on both sides, 1.5 inches long.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Photographed near Castlerock, Karnataka.
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