Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.

Common name

English: Tropical Kudzu

Mandarin: 三裂叶野葛 (san lie ye ye ge)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Pueraria (4)

           Epithet: phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth. (1)

Synonyms: Dolichos phaseoloides Roxb., Neustanthus phaseoloides Benth.

phaseoloides => resembling Phaseolus, the Latin name for bean, which means small boat in reference to the pods

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Pueraria phaseoloides at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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