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Useful Tropical Plants

Callerya scandens

(Dunn) Schot

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Adinobotrys scandens Dunn

Whitfordia scandens Elmer

Whitfordiodendron scandens Merr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Callerya scandens is a climbing shrub with a flexible main stem around 35mm thick. The branches are mainly formed towards the top of the plant[
953
Title
Leaflets of Philippine Botany Vol. 2
Publication
 
Author
Elmer A.D.E. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Manila; Philippines
Year
1908 - 1910
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles and descriptions of Philippines plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1532
Title
A Revision of Callerya Endl. (including Padbruggea and Whitfordiodendron) (Papilionaceae; Millettieae)
Publication
Blumea 39 (1994) 1-40
Author
Schot A.M.
Publisher
 
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines (Palawan,Sibuyan,Mindanao)

Habitat

Climbing into and sprawling over trees and thickets[
953
Title
Leaflets of Philippine Botany Vol. 2
Publication
 
Author
Elmer A.D.E. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Manila; Philippines
Year
1908 - 1910
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles and descriptions of Philippines plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally grow best in a sunny position in a fertile, moisture-retentive but well-drained soil[
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.
].
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

Beans[
953
Title
Leaflets of Philippine Botany Vol. 2
Publication
 
Author
Elmer A.D.E. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Manila; Philippines
Year
1908 - 1910
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles and descriptions of Philippines plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Boiled and eaten as a vegetable[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].No more information is given, and it is unclear if the seedpods or the seeds are being referred to[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
The young seedpods are around 30mm long, 15mm wide and 7mm thick, containinga single seed[
953
Title
Leaflets of Philippine Botany Vol. 2
Publication
 
Author
Elmer A.D.E. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Manila; Philippines
Year
1908 - 1910
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles and descriptions of Philippines plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and sow in a container in a lightly shaded position. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Layering in spring.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood with the leaves removed[
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.
].
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