The authorship of this name is not universally accepted. Tropicos and the Flora of China[
] record it as (L.) R.Br., whilst some other reports say it is (L.) Aiton & Aiton f.[
Flemingia bracteata (Roxb.) Wight
Flemingia fruticulosa Benth.
Hedysarum bracteatum Roxb.
Hedysarum strobiliferum L.
Maughania fluminalis (C.B. Clarke ex Prain) H.L. Li
Moghania bracteata (Roxb.) H.L.Li
Moghania fluminalis (C.B.Clarke) H.L.Li
Moghania fruticulosa (Benth.) Mukerjee
Moghania strobilifera (L.) J.St.-Hil.
Moghania strobilifera (L.) Jacks.
Moghania strobilifera (L.) Kuntze
Zornia strobilifera (L.) Pers.
Flemingia strobilifera is an erect or almost climbing shrub that can grow from 30 - 300cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of material for stuffing pillows, It is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
E. Asia - China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines
Mountain slopes at elevations from 200 - 1,600 metres in southern China[
]. Open, dry, waste places in the Philippines, where it is probably introduced[
]. Abandoned pastures and other disturbed areas, often forming thickets[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The plant is cultivated as an ornamental. It has often escaped from cultivation and has been recorded as invasive in some areas[
]. It is capable of forming dense stands that compete with native vegetation[
A decoction or infusion of the leaves and the flowers is used in the treatment of tuberculosis[
A decoction of the leaves is given as a bath after childbirth and is also used as a treatment for rheumatish[
The leaves are used both externally and internally as a vermifuge for children[
A decoction or infusion of the leaves and flowers is used in the treatment of tuberculosis[
The roots are used in the treatment of epilepsy[
One seed a month is chewed by women as a contraceptive[
The root is used in the treatment of epilepsy, to induce sleep and to relieve pain[
The dried bracts are used for stuffing pillows and cushions[
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