Derris heyneana – Climbing Derris

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Hasora taminatus – White-banded Awl by Hemant Ogale from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra in 2011.

 

Identification Keys: As per Flora of Sindhudurg (1988),

  1. D. canarensis: pods winged on both the sutures, both the wings equal, leaflets 15-21, flowers in racemes.
  2. D. heyneana: pods winged on both the sutures, wings unequal, leaflets 5-7, flowers in panicles.
  3. D. scandens: pods winged on upper suture only, pod less than 1.5 cm broad, leaflets 7-15, flowers in racemes.
  4. D. trifoliata: pods winged on upper suture only, pod over 1.5 cm broad, leaflets 3-5, flowers in racemes.

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 12 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000205304.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 12 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Climbing%20Derris.html.

Kulkarni, B. G. (1988). Flora of sindhudurg. Botanical Survey of India. Accessed on 12 Jan 2023. (pp. 116-117). URL: https://bsi.gov.in/books/Flora%20of%20Sindhudurg.pdf.

Page citation

Ogale, H. and N. Kawthankar. 2023. Derris heyneana (Wight & Arn.) Benth. – Climbing Derris. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/derris-heyneana, accessed 2023/03/26.