Keys from Flora of Bhutan (with habitat and elevation and flowering time):
1. Plants +/- leafless at flowering time …….. 1. P. sikkimensis (Terai and subtropical forest slopes, 200-400m. February-March.)
+ Plants bearing leaves at flowering time …. 2.
2. Calyx 5-7mm; stipules basifixed ……….. Species 2 (P. lobata (Willdenow) Ohwi; P. rhunbergiana (Siebold & Zuccarini) Bentham, P. thomsonii Bentham- Margins of forests, 300—1800m. August—September), Species 3 (P. edulis Pampanini; P. quadrisripeilara W. W. Smith- Amongst shrubs on hillsides, 1525-2400m. July—October) & Species 4 (P. peduncularis (Bentham) Bentham- Cool broad-leaved forest, 2100—3050m. June-August)
+ Calyx (8—)I0— 15mm ; stipules medifixed ………………… .. Species 5 (P. wallichii DC.) & Species 6 (P. phaseoloides (Roxb.) Bentham- Selim. 300m. August-October)


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Pueraria species in India:

  1. Pueraria bella Prain
  2. P. candollei Grah. ex Benth.
  3. P. edulis Pamp.
  4. P. ferruginea Kurz [synonym of Shuteria hirsuta Baker]
  5. P. garhwalensis L.R.Dangwal & D.S.Rawat
  6. P. lobata (Willd.) Ohwi var. lobata [synonym of P. montana var. lobata
    (Willd.) Sanjappa & Pradeep]; var. thomsoni (Benth.) Maesen [synonym of
    P. montana var. chinensis (Ohwi) Sanjappa & Pradeep]
  7. P. peduncularis (Grah. ex Benth.) Benth.
  8. P. phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth. var. javanica (Benth.) Baker; var.
    subspicata (Benth.) Maesen
  9. P. sikkimensis Prain
  10. P. stracheyi Baker
  11. P. strobilifera Kurz ex Prain [synonym of Shuteria hirsuta Baker]
  12. P. tuberosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC.
  13. P. wallichii DC.
  14. P. yunnanensis Franch. [synonym of P. peduncularis (Benth.) Benth.]

References:

1. Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India. BSMP Dehradun. pp.232-236.

2. Dangwal, L.R. and Rawat, D.S. 1996. A New Species of Pueraria D.C. (Fabaceae) from Garhwal Himalaya. U.P., IndiaJ. Bombay nat. Hist.Soc. 93:570572
3.  eFI page 


 
 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Pueraria
triloba
(Lour.) Makino = Pueraria montana var. lobata
Shrub Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests, Native of Indo – Chinese Region 
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri
Pueraria tuberosa DC. Climber Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Namakkal, Nilgiri, Tiruvannamalai 

 

FRLHT Indian
Medicinal Plants
 (Nomenclature Database with images/ herbarium, distribution,
local names etc.)
:


 
 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Pueraria phaseoloides
Dolichos phaseoloides, Neustanthus phaseoloides
Fabaceae
Tropical Kudzu

Pueraria tuberosa
Hedysarum tuberosum
Fabaceae
Indian Kudzu

 
Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi (Cultivated) = Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep

 
 
 
Pueraria: The Genus Pueraria edited by Wing Ming Keung (2003)- Details-


 
Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (2007)- Details-
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details with some keys
Pueraria anabaptista Kurzis a synonym of Shuteria hirsuta Baker
 
Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003)- Details with keys
 
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
 
 

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Pueraria (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


I have compiled and added the list of Indian species.


 

Pl. go through Pueraria (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Fabaceae (Leguminosae)‎) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


 
 

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