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Pueraria DC. in Ann.Sci.Nat. 4:97. 1825. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:197. 1876; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1: 398. 1958.

Woody climber or trailer; roots sometimes tuberous. Leaf pinnately trifoliolate; leaflets entire or sinuately lobed, stipellate, stipules sometimes produced below the point of insertion. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or panicle. Bracts and bracteoles present. Calyx 5-lobed or appearing 4-lobed by the union of the upper pair of lobes. Vexillum with 2 inflexed auricles. Stamens mono or diadelphous, vexillary stamen usually fused with the tube, sometimes free, anthers uniform. Ovary multiovulate, style curved, stigma small, capitate. Fruit linear, many-seeded, pubescent.

A genus with 15-20 species, distributed in tropical Asia to Polynesia; locally represented by 2 species only.

1 A11 calyx teeth subequal   Pueraria tuberosa
+ Lower calyx tooth more elongated than others   Pueraria lobata

Lower Taxa

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