1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Pueraria DC.
      1. Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China to Nansei-shoto and Philippines.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual/Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    Vernacular
    Kudzu
    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A variable climber
    Inflorescences
    Racemes of purple or white flowers.
    [ILDIS]
    Use
    Chemical products, Environmental, Fibre, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Weed

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Inner Mongolia, Laos, Manchuria, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

    Introduced into:

    Bermuda, Illinois, New Caledonia

    Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1918 Wight, R. [5530] Glycine javanica K000883266
    Jan 1, 1918 Wight, R. [872] Glycine javanica K000883268
    Jan 1, 1918 Heyn, B. [5528] Glycine javanica K000883267
    Bullock, A.A. [3786], Tanzania Glycine javanica 15699.000
    Chancellor, R.J. [253], Uganda Glycine javanica 9269.000
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5528] Soja javanica K001121171

    First published in Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 24(2): 10, 210 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Mohlenbrock, R.H. (2014). Vascular Flora of Illinois. A Field Guide, ed. 4: 1-536. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Japan IIb: 1-550. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
    • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mohlenbrock, R.H. (2014). Vascular Flora of Illinois. A Field Guide, ed. 4: 1-536. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Japan IIb: 1-550. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
    • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Kumar, S. & Sane PV (2003). Legumes of South Asia: a check-list. RBG Kew.
    • Hacker, J. B. (1990). A Guide to Herbaceous and Shrub Legumes of Queensland.
    • Van Der Maesen L. J. G. (1985). Agric. Univ. Wageningen Papers 85-1 Revision of Pueraria...
    • Van der Maesen, L. J. G. (1985). Agric. Univ. Wageningen Papers 85-1:1-132. Rev. of Pueraria
    • Verdcourt, B. (1979). A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
    • Terrell, E. E. (1977). Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0