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Useful Tropical Plants

Pueraria pulcherrima

(Koord.) Koord.-Schum.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Glycine warburgii (Perkins) Merr.

Mucuna pulcherrima (Koord.) Merr.

Pueraria novo-guineensis Pulle

Pueraria pilosissima Baker f.

Pueraria sericans K.Schum.

Pueraria textilis K.Schum. & Lauterb.

Pueraria warburgii Perkins

Common Name:

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General Information

Pueraria pulcherrima is a climbing shrub with twining stems that can be up to 25mm in diameter and 10 metres long[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines, eastern Indonesia to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

Habitat

Climbing in shrubs or trees, open rainforest, primary or secondary, Imperata grassland, flat lands or on rocks near rivers, on muddy or well drained soil, coral; at elevations up to 1,300 metres[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height8.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower all year round[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fibre obtained fom the stems is used to make bags or nets[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
]. The stems are also used as a tying material[
1577
Title
Revision of the Genus Pueraria DC., with some notes on Teyleria Backer
Publication
Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 85-1, 1985
Author
Ven der Maesen L.J.G.
Publisher
Agricultural University,Wageningen,theNetherlands
Year
1985
ISBN
90-6754-066-8
Description
 
].

Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and sow in a warm greenhouse in early spring. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out after the last expected frosts[
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.
]. Cover the young plants with a frame or cloche until they are growing away well.
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