Taxon: Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.

 
Genus: Pueraria
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Glycininae
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 Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):417. 1999)
  • Weed: (fide State Noxweed Seed, as P. lobata; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
  • 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:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Mpumalanga
    • West Tropical Africa: Sierra Leone
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Tajikistan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - 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 cult.

References:

  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency) 2:718.
  • Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Medicinal plants in China: a selection of 150 commonly used species. WHO Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series no. 2. 1989 (Med Pl China)
  • Keys, J. D. Chinese herbs: their botany, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics. 1976 (Chin Herbs)
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. 2003 (Leg SAsia)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. 1975-1979 (F Taiwan)
  • Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. 2004 (Leg Malesia)
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist. 1994 (Leg Indochina)
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der 1994. Pueraria, the kudzu and its relatives: an update of the taxonomy 65.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der 1985. Revision of the genus Pueraria DC. with some notes on Teyleria Backer (Leguminosae) Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 85-1:53.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der & S. M. Almeida 1988. Two corrections to the nomenclature in revision of Pueraria DC. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 85:233.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):417.
  • Peirce, A. The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines. 1999 (Pract Guide Nat Med)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Verdcourt, B. 1966. A proposal concerning Glycine L. (Taxon) 15:34-36.
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

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 & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.