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Taxon: Pueraria thunbergiana (Siebold & Zucc.) Benth.

Synonym of Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep

Genus: Pueraria
Family: Fabaceae alt. Leguminosae
Nomen number: 30359
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9:122. 1867
Name verified on: 21-Apr-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Apr-1999
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME. (previously associated with 25 accessions)

Has been used for 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 (see accepted name for other GRIN data):
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.


  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. [= P. lobata (Willd.) Ohwi].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= P. lobata (Willd.) Ohwi].
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. [accepts].
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1985. Revision of the genus Pueraria DC. with some notes on Teyleria Backer (Leguminosae). Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 85–1:45. [= P. lobata var. lobata].
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1994. Pueraria, the kudzu and its relatives: an update of the taxonomy. 67. [in M. Sørensen, Proc. 1st Int. Symp. Tuberous Legumes].
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova. [= P. lobata (Willd.) Ohwi].
  • Verdcourt, B. 1968. The identities of Dolichos trilobus L. and Dolichos trilobatus L. Taxon 17:171. [= P. lobata (Willd.) Ohwi].
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes. [= P. lobata (Willd.) Ohwi].

Check other web resources for Pueraria thunbergiana (Siebold & Zucc.) Benth.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • 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.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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