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Taxon: Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. thomsonii (Benth.) M. R. Almeida

Genus: Pueraria
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Glycininae
Nomen number: 414978
Place of publication: Fl. Maharashtra 2:122. 1998 (D. B. Ward, Phytologia 84:386. 1999 ("1998"))
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • fen ge  (Source: Ency CNatIn) - Transcribed Chinese
  • gan ge  (Source: Ency CNatIn) - Transcribed Chinese
  • gan ge teng  (Source: Pl Names) - Transcribed Chinese
  • mealy kudzu  (Source: Herbs Commerce) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (as Pueraria thomsonii) vegetable (as Pueraria thomsonii)
  • Medicines: folklore (as Pueraria montana var. chinensis)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India (n.e.)
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Philippines


    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


  1. American Herbal Products Association. 1992. Herbs of commerce Note: = Pueraria montana var. chinensis
  2. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2 Note: = Pueraria thomsonii
  3. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. var. thomsonii (Benth.) M. R. Almeida :

  • 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 & 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=414978. Accessed 12 July 2020.