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Useful Tropical Plants

Peteria glandulosa

(S.Watson) Rydb.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Peteria scoparia glandulosa S.Watson

Common Name: Camote del Monte

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General Information

Peteria glandulosa is a sprawling, herbaceous perennial plant growing from a thick, tuberous rootstock; the stems can be 10 - 30cm long[
1554
Title
The Genus Peteria (Leguminosae)
Publication
Rhodora 58, pp 344 - 353, 1956
Author
Porter C.L.
Publisher
 
Year
1956
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1554
Title
The Genus Peteria (Leguminosae)
Publication
Rhodora 58, pp 344 - 353, 1956
Author
Porter C.L.
Publisher
 
Year
1956
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southern N. America - northernl to central Mexico (Nuevo Leon south to Puebla)

Habitat

Dry, often calcareous, hills and slopes[
1554
Title
The Genus Peteria (Leguminosae)
Publication
Rhodora 58, pp 344 - 353, 1956
Author
Porter C.L.
Publisher
 
Year
1956
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.20 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Peteria glandulosa is native to the semi-arid subtropical to tropical regions of northern and central Mexico,
Requires a sunny position. Found in the wild on dry, gravelly and sandy soils, sometimes on limestone[
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.
,
1554
Title
The Genus Peteria (Leguminosae)
Publication
Rhodora 58, pp 344 - 353, 1956
Author
Porter C.L.
Publisher
 
Year
1956
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. soils
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[
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.
].

Edible Uses

Root[
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.
,
1554
Title
The Genus Peteria (Leguminosae)
Publication
Rhodora 58, pp 344 - 353, 1956
Author
Porter C.L.
Publisher
 
Year
1956
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Rather small[
161
Title
Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237.
Publication
 
Author
Yanovsky. E.
Publisher
U.S. Depf of Agriculture.
Year
 
ISBN
-
Description
A comprehensive but very terse guide. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Like many species within the family Fabaceae, once they have ripened and dried the seeds of this species may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up and improve germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
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