Taxon: Paraderris elliptica (Wall.) Adema

Genus: Paraderris
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Millettieae
Nomen number: 433162
Place of publication: Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 28:11. 2000
Name Verified on: 18-Dec-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Dec-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Non-vertebrate poisons: plant pest control (source of insecticide "rotenone" fide Dict Econ Pl, as Derris elliptica; Pl Book, as Derris elliptica)
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish (fide Leg NewGui, as Derris elliptica)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Assam, - Meghalaya, - Orissa, - Punjab, - Tamil Nadu, - West Bengal; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; India - Andaman and Nicobar; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia - Kalimantan, - Java, - Sumatra
    • Papuasia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia

  • Cultivated:

    • :
  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines


  • Adema, F. 2003. Notes on Malesian Fabaceae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) 9. The genus Paraderris (Blumea) 48:129-144.
  • Li, H. & S. Geng 2015. Assessment of population genetic diversity of Derris elliptica (Fabaceae) in China using microsatellite markers Industr. Crops Prod. 73:9-15.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Sirichamorn, Y. et al. 2012. The genera Aganope, Derris, and Paraderris (Fabaceae, Millettieae) in Thailand Syst. Bot. 37:431-432.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Paraderris elliptica (Wall.) Adema :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.