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Taxon: Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.

Genus: Pueraria
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Phaseoleae subtribe: Glycininae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 30355
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 24(2):210. 1935
Name verified on: 21-Apr-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CT*, FL*, MA*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Japanese arrowroot   (Source: Zander Ency [as P. lobata]) – English   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
  • kudsu   (Source: Hortus 3 [as P. lobata]) – English   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
  • kudzu   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • kudzu   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
  • Taiwan kudzu   (Source: Pl Names ) – English   [Pueraria montana var. montana]
  • wild kudzu   (Source: Pl Names ) – English   [Pueraria montana var. montana]
  • kudzuranker   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 [as P. lobata]) – Afrikaans   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
  • fen ge   (Source: Ency CNatIn [as P. thomsonii]) – Transcribed Chinese   [Pueraria montana var. thomsonii]
  • gan ge   (Source: Ency CNatIn [as P. thomsonii]) – Transcribed Chinese   [Pueraria montana var. thomsonii]
  • gan ge teng   (Source: Pl Names ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Pueraria montana var. thomsonii]
  • mealy kudzu   (Source: Herbs Commerce [as P. montana var. chinensis]) – Transcribed Chinese   [Pueraria montana var. thomsonii]
  • shan ge teng   (Source: Pl Names ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Pueraria montana var. montana]
  • Kudzubohne   (Source: Zander Ency [as P. lobata]) – German   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
  • pueraria   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
  • kuzu   (Source: F Japan [as P. lobata]) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
  • chilg   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:122 [as P. lobata]) – Transcribed Korean   [Pueraria montana var. lobata]
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan
    Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia; Solomon Islands; Vanuatu

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    West Tropical Africa: Sierra Leone
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Mpumalanga
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Middle Asia: Tajikistan
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [n.e.], Queensland
  • EUROPE
    East Europe: Ukraine
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Fiji; Niue; Samoa; Tonga
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Hispaniola
    Mesoamerica: Panama

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?30355 (29 July 2014)

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