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Useful Temperate Plants

Pueraria peduncularis

(Graham ex Benth.) Benth.

Fabaceae


Pueraria yunnanensis, treated here as a synonym (as per the Flora of China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]), has been treated as distinct by Z. F. Le
and X. Y. Zhu (Ann. Bot. Fenn. 46: 419-424. 2009).

+ Synonyms

Derris bonatiana Pamp.

Neustanthus peduncularis Graham ex Benth.

Pueraria yunnanensis Franch.

Common Name:

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General Information

Pueraria peduncularis is a climbing shrub producing twining stems up to 10mm in diameter from a tuberous rootstock. The stems can grow 5 - 10 metres long, scrambling over the ground, rooting at the nodes to form dense masses of growth, and also twining into the surrounding vegetation for support[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as an insecticide.

Known Hazards

The roots have been used as a fish poison[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
].

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 

Range

E. Asia - southern China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan), Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Habitat

Open or shady situations, on hill slopes or ravines, medium wet forest, near streams, waterfalls, and jungle edges or clearings, bamboo forests, hill tops, on well-drained or sandy soils, scree and rocks; at elevations from 1,700 - 3,600 metres[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Pueraria peduncularis is native to moderate and high elevations in the warm temperate to tropical regions of southern China and the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent. At least at the higher elevations, it will experience frosts and snow.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The roots can be used as an insecticide[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
]. (as Pueraria yunnanensis)

Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and sow in a warm greenhouse in early spring. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out after the last expected frosts[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Cover the young plants with a frame or cloche until they are growing away well.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-08-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Pueraria+peduncularis>

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