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Useful Tropical Plants

Glycine tomentella

Hayata

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Glycine tomentosa (Benth.) Benth.

Leptocyamus tomentosus Benth.

Leptolobium tomentosum Benth.

Common Name: Hairy Glycine

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General Information

Glycine tomentella is an annual to perennial climbing plant with twining stems that scramble over the ground, climbing into surrounding vegetation for support[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
,
375
Title
Grassland Species - Profiles
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. A herbal tea made from the root is produced commercially[
1474
Title
Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic effects of the aqueous extracts from Glycine species and its bioa
Publication
Bot Stud (2016) 57:38
Author
Shyh‑Shyun Huang, Shan‑Yu Su, Jui‑Shu Chang et al
Website
http://10.1186/s40529-016-0153-7
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Philippines; Australasia - New Guinea, eastern and northern Australia; Pacific - New Caledonia

Habitat

Found in a variety of habitats, from woodland to littoral rainforest, riverine floodplains or inland spinifex communities[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Glycine tomentella is native to mainly subtropical and tropical regions ofChina, the Philippines and south to Australia., entering the warm temperate zone in New South Wales. It does experience frost in at least part of its range.
Requires a suny position. Often found in the wild on heavy, black basaltic clay soils[
375
Title
Grassland Species - Profiles
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
].
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[
375
Title
Grassland Species - Profiles
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
].
The plant produces seeds profusely, but over a very long period, making harvesting rather difficult[
375
Title
Grassland Species - Profiles
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (probably the root) is antiinflammatory, antioxidant, hypolipidaemic and immunomodulatory. It is used in the treatment of rheumatic illness[
1474
Title
Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic effects of the aqueous extracts from Glycine species and its bioa
Publication
Bot Stud (2016) 57:38
Author
Shyh‑Shyun Huang, Shan‑Yu Su, Jui‑Shu Chang et al
Website
http://10.1186/s40529-016-0153-7
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

This species is a tertiary genetic relative of the soybean (Glycine max) and as such has potential in breeding programmes.

Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in situ. The seed should germinate within 5 - 15 days at an optimal temperature of 25 - 33°c[
206
Title
Oriental Vegetables
Publication
 
Author
Larkcom J.
Publisher
John Murray
Year
1991
ISBN
0-7195-4781-4
Description
Well written and very informative.
].
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