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

 
Genus: Pueraria
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Glycininae
Nomen number: 314966
Place of publication: M. Sanjappa, Legumes India 288. 1992 (L. J. G. van der Maesen & S. M. Almeida, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 85:233. 1988, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: Maesen & S. Almeida (1988) incorrectly cited the basionym as P. lobata var. lobata Ohwi
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 38 (4 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Environmental:
  • Human food: vegetable
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore (as Pueraria pseudohirsuta)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • RUSSIAN FAR EAST: Russian Federation [Primorye]
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: New Caledonia, Vanuatu


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sierra Leone
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Mpumalanga]

    Asia-Temperate
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan, Georgia
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Tajikistan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (n.e.), Queensland]

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine

    Northern America
    • United States

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, United States [American Samoa]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Hispaniola
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Panama


References:

  1. Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255-267.
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  3. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12 Note: = Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi
  4. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  5. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  6. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan. Note: = Pueraria lobata
  7. Kartzinel, T. R. et al. 2015. Heterogeneity of clonal patterns among patches of kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata, an invasive plant. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 116:739-750. Note: it found evidence of high genetic diversity within and among patches of assumed clonal plants; their finding implies that current methods of mowing control may increase genotypic diversity
  8. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  9. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2 Note: = Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Pueraria lobata
  11. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford. 2004. Legumes of Malesia: a checklist
  12. Maesen, L. J. G. van der. 1994. Pueraria, the kudzu and its relatives: an update of the taxonomy. 67. Note: in M. Sørensen, Proc. 1st Int. Symp. Tuberous Legumes
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2 Note: = Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  15. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):417.
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  17. 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).
  18. USDA National Agricultural Library. National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). URL: http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/kudzu.shtml target='_blank'
  19. Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).
  20. Ward, D. B. 1998. Pueraria montana: the correct scientific name of the kudzu. Castanea 63:76-77.
  21. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  22. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=314966. Accessed 20 October 2019.