Synonym : Derris uliginosa Benth.
Dalbergia heterophylla Willd.
Deguelia trifoliata (Lour.) Taub.
Derris affinis Benth.
Pterocarpus frutescens Blanco
Robinia uliginosa Willd.
Bangla Name : Panlata, Pangota, Kalilata, Gilalata, Goalilata.
English Name : -
Family : Fabeceae
Disease : Rheumatism and dysmenorrhoea.
Description : A woody large climber. Leaves imparipinnate, 12.5-20 cm long, leaflets 3-7, subcoriaceous, 5.7-10 cm long, ovate or ovate-oblong. Flowers rose-coloured in axillary racemes, 7.5-15 cm long. Pods 2.5-3.8 cm long, varies in shape from orbicular to oblong.
Distribution : Coastal zones of Bangladesh on canal banks.
Chemical Constituents : Stem bark contains tannic acid, resins, wax, colouring matters, alkaloidal substance, rotenone, saponin-like glycosides, gum, glucose and minerals. Roots contain rotenone, dehydrorotenone, deguelin, lupeol, toxicarol and a ketone (Ghani, 2003).
Uses : The plant is used as stimulant, antispasmodic and counter irritant, useful in rheumatism and dysmenorrhoea. In Samoa, leaves are used to treat indigestion. Bark and root is fish poison.
Habit : Climber