Derris elliptica


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Noun1.Derris elliptica - woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowersDerris elliptica - woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowers; the swollen roots contain rotenone
genus Derris - genus of Old World tropical shrubs and woody vines
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Derris elliptica is widely available as a local plant and it contains approximately 4% to 5% (w/w) of rotenone in dried roots [2, 3].
'Tuba' is known by its botanical name as Derris elliptica. Rotenone is the bio-active compound extracted from Derris elliptica and other important constituents of Derris root (e.g., deguelin and tephrosin) which indicated to be toxic to insects.
Development and evaluation of granule and emulsifiable concentrate formulations containing Derris elliptica extract for crop pest control.
Juss, 1797) (Mordue and Nisbet 2000) and rotenone [Lonchocarpus utilis (Smith), Lonchocarpus urucu (Killip and Smith), Derris elliptica (Wallich) Benth and Derris malaccensis (Benth.) Prain] (Kathrina 2004; Wiesbrook 2004).
Herbal oils and other oil-based mixtures used by the Matigsalugs in Marilog District, Davao City Herbal Oils Method of Use Lemongrass with Pure Coconut Oil Apply liberally to the exposed body parts (including hair/head) in the morning and evening Madre de Cacao (Gliricidia sepium) Apply liberally to the exposed plus pure coconut oil body parts in the morning and evening Pure coconut oil with "36 roots Apply liberally to the exposed from the forest" body parts in the morning and evening (for children only) Tubli (Derris elliptica benth) Boil the plant and mix with the plus coconut oil coconut oil then apply to the abdomen area
The best known plant species is Derris elliptica. It contains rotenone [([C.sub.23][H.sub.22][0.sub.6]).sub.2], which is toxic to fish.
If stored poison gets too hard, it is made glutinous again by adding the sap of pressed Derris elliptica roots, which contain a neurotoxin and a haematotoxin.
18 Constipation, to Two roots of Derris elliptica (Wallich) cleanse bowels.
Kulubung tambang -- GRAMINAE Cymbopogon nardus Sogumau tandaa Serai wangi GRAMINAE Dinochloa scandenis Wadan Root HYPERICACEAE Cratoxylum sumatranum Morugion -- LABIATAE Ocinum sanctum Bawing kuda Selasih LAURACEAE Litsea odorifera Tandas Padang mawas LAURACEAE Cinnamomum iners Magkapur Teja LEGUMINOSAE Derris elliptica Limpodos/tubo/gam Tuba ut LEGUMINOSAE Cassia occidentalis Kurubawa manuk -- LEGUMINOSAE Cassia alata Kurubawai Gelenggang LEGUMINOSAE Dalbergia sp.
Derris elliptica or 'Tuba' as it is known locally is an insecticidal plant in Malaysia that has been used for the purpose of bio-pesticide production.
'Tuba' is known by its botanical name as Derris elliptica. Rotenone is the bio-active compound extracted from Derris elliptica and other important constituents of Derris root (e.g., deguelin and tephrosin) that have been shown to be toxic to insects, although they are less active than rotenone [2].
For instance, rotenone from a plant belonging to the Derris elliptica family known locally as 'tuba kapur' has been proven as potent as many conventional synthetic pesticides.