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This variety is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Hawaii

Pueraria montana var. thomsonii (Benth.) M.R.Almeida appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5556] Dolichos grandifolius K001121279
Parry [202], India Pueraria thomsonii K000264105
Jan 1, 1981 Jenkins, F. [s.n.], Assam Pueraria lobata var. thomsonii K000797399 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1981 Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India Pueraria lobata var. thomsonii K000797398 holotype

First published in Fl. Maharashtra 2: 122 (1998)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Japan IIb: 1-550. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. & Sohmer, S.H. (1999). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'i, rev. ed., 1: 1-988. University of Hawai'i Press, Bishop Museum Press.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0