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accepted Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.

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Pueraria montana

Accepted name

Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.1, 2, 3


Tribe: Phaseoleae;  Genus: Pueraria

Vernacular names

Kudzu4; Kudzu5; Kudzu6


Perennial non-climbing shrub;  not threatened


Chemical products7; Environmental7; Environmental8; Forage7; Forage8; Medicine8; Food and Drink5; Environmental6; Fibre6; Food and Drink6; Forage6; Medicine6; Weed6


Species very variable.2; Species very variable.8; Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.: Synonym92; Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.: Synonym98; Widely cultivated and naturalised.5; Tuber may be eaten by humans, mainly now in times of famine.5; Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi: Accepted95; is very variable. Var. lobata is widely introduced in the tropics.6

Geographical records

Africa10:   Sierra Leone(I)10

Asia1, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25:   Bhutan(U)6, 14, China(U)1, 5, 6, Hong Kong(N)1, 6, India(U)5, 6, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, India-ISO(N)1, Indonesia-ISO(N)5, 25, Irian Jaya(N)5, Japan(I)5, 6, 12, Java(N)25, Korea(N)1, Laos(I)6, Malaysia-ISO(N)8, Myanmar(N)1, 6, Pakistan(I)13, Peninsular Malaysia(N)8, Philippines(N)6, 8, Ryukyu Is(N)15, Taiwan(N)6, 11, 15, Thailand(I)6, Vietnam(I)6

Australasia1, 5, 26:   Australia(N)26, New Caledonia(N)1, Papua New Guinea(N)5

Australia:   New South Wales, Queensland

Caribbean27:   Caribbean-TRP(I)27, Dominican Republic(I)27

Central America28, 29:   Panama(I)28, 29

India:   Arunachal Pradesh17, Delhi23, Gujarat16, Karnataka24, Maharashtra20, Manipur22, Meghalaya18, Nagaland19, Sikkim22, West Bengal21

North America30, 31:   United States(I)30, 31

Pacific Ocean1, 2, 5, 6, 32, 33:   Bismarck Archipelago(N)5, Fiji(N)6, Hawaii(I)2, 32, Niue(I)33, Samoa-JML(N)6, Solomon Is(N)5, Tonga(N)6, Vanuatu(N)1

United States:   Alabama31, Arkansas31, Florida31, Georgia31, Kentucky31, Louisiana31, Maryland31, Mississippi31, North Carolina31, Oklahoma31, South Carolina31, Tennessee31, Texas31, Virginia31

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Literature citations

Description5, 6, 8, 14, 34;  Distribution6, 8;  Illustration5, 6, 34


2004-11 (S Asia) Kumar S & Sane P;     Coordinator: 2004-2005 Novoselova MS


1:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
2:van der Maesen, L.J.G. (1994) in Sorensen, M. Proc. 1st Int. Symp. Tuberous Legumes, Guadeloupe
3:van der Maesen, L.J.G. & Almeida (1988) Jnl. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 85 (1): 233-234 Two corrections to...
4:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
5:Verdcourt, B. (1979) A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
6:Van der Maesen, L.J.G. (1985) Agric. Univ. Wageningen Papers 85-1: 1-132. Rev. of Pueraria
7:Hacker, J.B. (1990) A Guide to Herbaceous and Shrub Legumes of Queensland.
8:Van Der Maesen L.J.G. (1985) Agric. Univ. Wageningen Papers 85-1 Revision of Pueraria...
10:Hepper, F.N. (1958) Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R.W.J.
11:Huang, T.C. & Ohashi, H. (1977) In: Li, H.L. et al. (Eds.) Flora of Taiwan, Vol. 3: 148-421.
12:Ohwi, J. (1965) Flora of Japan. Washington: Smithsonian Institution
13:Ali, S.I. (1977) Papilion. In: Flora of West Pakistan, No 100.
14:Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1987) Flora of Bhutan, Vol. 1. (Part 3). Edinburgh: RBG
15:Ohashi, H & et al. (1984) Taxonomic... Legumin. Taiwan Sci. Rep. TohokuUni. 4 38 (4): 277-334
16:Shah, G.L. (1978) Flora of Gujarat State Vol. 1
17:Hajra, P.K. et al. (1996) Materials for the Flora of Arunachal Pradesh Vol. 1
18:Balakrishnan, N.P. (1981) Flora of Jowai and vicinity Meghalaya Vol. 1
19:Clarke, C.B. (1887) Plants of Kohima & Muneypore
20:Deshpande, S. et al. (1993) Flora of Mahabaleshwar and adjoinings, Maharashtra Vol 1
21:Das Das, S.K. et al. (1992) J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 16 (2): 305-334 A census... Papilionaceae...
22:Sanjappa, M. (2000) Checklist of the Leguminosae in South Asia. Typescript
23:Maheshwari, J.K. (1963) The Flora of Delhi
24:Das, M.N. & Maheshwari, J.K. (1982) J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 3: 201-225. The Legumes of Vaishali Distr...
25:Backer, C.A. (1963) Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
26:Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990) Census Australian Vasc. Plants, Bureau Fl. & Fauna, Canberra
27:Howard, R.A. & Proctor, G.R. (1957) J. Arnold Arbor. 38 (2): 151-169 Vegn. Bauxitic Soils-Jamaica, II
28:D'Arcy, W.G. (1987) Monogr. Syst. Botany Missouri Botanical Garden. Flora Panama.
29:Dwyer, J.D. et al. (1980) Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 67 (3): 523-818... Papilionoideae
30:Henry, R.M. & Scott, A.R. (1986) Phytologia 60 (3): 159-170 Distrib. addns. someIllinois plant
31:Isely, D. (1998) Native & naturalized Leg. of the USA. Brigham Young Univ. Utah
32:Wagner, W.L. et al (1990) Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Vol. 1.
33:Sykes, W. (1979) Flora of Niue
34:Nguyen van Thuan (1979) 17. Legumineuses In: Fl. Cambodge, Laos, Vietnam. Paris: Mus. N.H.N.

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)

APNI (Australian Plant Name Index): nomenclatural database in Canberra


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