Pueraria phaseoloides (Wall. ex Roxb.) Benth.
Bentham, G. (1867) Journal Linnean Society 9: 125.
Kudzu, Tropical; Tropical Kudzu
A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.
Inflorescence a raceme of fascicles. Calyx tube about 4 mm long, lobes about 1-1.5 mm long, two calyx lobes fused for much of their length. Standard about 20 x 15 mm. Stamens 10, the filaments of nine stamens fused to form a tube open on one side. One stamen free. Ovules about 10-15. Stigma terminal, globular.
Fruits (pods) about 70-80 x 4 mm, clothed in prostrate hairs. Valves spirally twisted after dehiscence. Seeds oblong to slightly reniform, about 5 x 3 mm. Hilum oval, about halfway along the concave side. Cotyledons about 3.5 mm long. Radicle about 1.5 mm long, curved back and closely appressed to the cotyledon margin.
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