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)
Pueraria species in India:
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., India. J. Bombay nat. Hist.Soc. 93:570–572
3. eFI page
Species with description &
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-
Pueraria montana var. chinensis (Ohwi) Sanjappa & Pradeep (? Pueraria montana var. chinensis auct. = Pueraria montana var. thomsonii (Benth.) M. R. Almeida)
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 subspicata (Benth.) Benth. is a synonym of Pueraria phaseoloides var. subspicata (Benth.) Maesen
Pueraria thomsonii Benth. is a synonym of Pueraria montana var. chinensis (Ohwi) Sanjappa & Pradeep
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-
Pueraria- Fabaceae (Leguminosae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.
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.
Pueraria (Fabaceae (Leguminosae)) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
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.