Derris ELLIPTICA Benth.

Synonym : Cylista piscatoria Blanco
Galedupa elliptica Roxb.
Millettia piscatoria Merr.
Pongamia elliptica Wall.
Bangla Name : -
English Name : -
Family : Fabeceae
Disease : -
Description : Scrambling shrub. Leaves imperipinnate, 23-38 cm long, leaflets 9-13, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, cuspidate, 7.5-15 cm long. Raceme, 23-25 cm long, corolla rose-pink, 16.5 cm long. Pod oblong to lanceolate, winged on upper suture.
Distribution : In evergreen forests of Sylhet, Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Chemical Constituents : Leaves contain 2 amino acids of pipecolic acid, tubaic and ?-tubaic acids, imino alcohol, 2,5-dihydroxymethyl-3, 4-dihydroxypyrrolidine (Asolkar et al.,1992). Plant also contains glucosides, derrid, anhydro derrid, tubo toxin, derrin. Roots contain roteno
Uses : Fruit, bark and roots are poisonous to fish. Roots are also larvicidal and insecticidal. Leaves are poisonous to cattle. The Malays use the bark as one of the ingredients in their Ipoh arrow-poison.
Habit : Shrub