Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Derris sp. Wenlock River (B.Hyland 21082V)

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Provisional HISPID phrase name.


Vine stem diameters to 8 cm recorded. Concentric rings of bark often visible in stem transverse sections.


Leaflet blades about 3.5-7.5 x 2.5-3.5 cm, leaflet stalks about 2-12 mm long. Lateral leaflet stalks transversely wrinkled. Terminal leaflet usually larger than the lateral leaflets. A pulvinus present on the terminal leaflet but not on the lateral leaflets. Stipules about 2 x 1.5 mm, appearing to be almost peltate, broad at the base and tapering to a point at the apex, clothed in brownish hairs. Young shoots clothed in retrorse (backward pointing) hairs.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to CYP. Known only from collections made on the Wenlock River. Altitudinal range very small being found slightly above sea level. Grows in gallery forest.

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