EPPO Global Database

Pueraria phaseoloides(PUEPH)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PUEPH
  • Preferred name: Pueraria phaseoloides
  • Authority: (Roxburgh) Bentham


Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), New Guinea. Widely used as a fodder plant.  Introduced in tropical Africa, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Colombia to Brazil), Australia (Queensland)

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Other scientific names
Name Authority
Neustanthus phaseoloides (Roxburgh) Bentham
Pueraria javanica Bentham
Pueraria phaseoloides var. javanica (Bentham) Baker

Common names
Name Language
puero English (AU)
tropical kudzu English
kudzu tropical French
cudzu-tropical Portuguese
sān liè yè yě gé Chinese
三裂叶野葛 Chinese