Queensland Native Seeds

Derris involuta

Scientific NameDerris involuta
CategoriesNitrogen FixerVine
Common Name(s)Native Derris, Fish Poison Vine, Jewel Vine
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Faboideae

Description

"Tall woody climber" (PlantNET) The fruits (pod) are 3-7cm long and have a small wing unlike the similar plant, Austrosteenisia blackii.

Notes

"Used for bank stabilization in south Queensland." (Wrigley, J.W. and Fagg, M)

Seed from Derris involuta can be collected and cleaned efficiently in relatively small amounts. The indehiscent pods require threshing to produce the yellow-greenish, hard coated seeds about 5mm long. The seed morphology suggests the taxon may be valuable in rehabilitation and testing is underway to assess performance.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Occurs in coastal and subcoastal areas from just south of Crescent Head, NSW to Bundaberg. Scattered occurrences on the coastline from Bundaberg to Cape York Penninsula.

Distribution Map | Derris involuta | Queensland Native Seeds

Derris involuta | form | Queensland Native Seeds
Derris involuta | leaf, pod | Queensland Native Seeds
Derris involuta | leaf, pod | Queensland Native Seeds
Derris involuta | leaves | Queensland Native Seeds
Derris involuta | seed | Queensland Native Seeds
Derris involuta | trunk, bark | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

PlantNET (The NSW Plant Information Network System). Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au [Accessed: 28th June, 2020]

Wrigley, J.W. and Fagg, M. 1990. Australian Native Plants, Third Edition.