Scientific name. Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth. Subordinate taxa. Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth. var. phaseoloides. Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb. Pueraria phaseoloides is a CLIMBER. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). It can fix Nitrogen. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium. Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth. Protologue: Journ. Linn. Soc. 9: . Family: Leguminosae - Papilionoideae. Chromosome Malaysia: kacang hijau hutan, tampong urat.
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Pseudo-racemes axillary, solitary, up pueraria phaseoloides 25 cm long, with mauve to deep purple flowers per node; bracts minute, persistent; peduncles pubescent and ca 15 cm long.
Tropical kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides)
Calyx campanulate, approximately 5 mm pueraria phaseoloides. In tree plantations, tropical kudzu has two main roles: Ruminants Tropical kudzu is pueraria phaseoloides valuable source of forage for cattle and sheep.
It is palatable and provides good amounts of DM and crude protein in tropical grasslands.
Beef cattle Tropical kudzu pueraria phaseoloides been predominantly used for growing animals. It seems to be poorly accepted by cattle under shade and is very sensitive to overgrazing Reynolds, The standard mixture of legumes currently used as cover crops for rubber and oil palm plantations in South-East Asia includes tropical kudzu Pueraria phaseoloidesCentrosema pubescensCalopogonium mucunoides and Calopogonium caeruleum.
Of these, only C. Sheep When offered with various pueraria phaseoloides at pasture under tree cover, tropical kudzu was less preferred fifth out of six than other grasses Asiedu et al.
Hong Kong Herbarium-HK Plant Database-Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.
Cattle and sheep feeding trials with tropical kudzu Animal. The following notes are based on pueraria phaseoloides general needs of pueraria phaseoloides genus. Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil. This may be related to the declining quality of the companion grass late in the season.
Production in the dry season is low, due to leaf fall, but rapid regrowth occurs with the first rains. In south-west Nigeria, unfertilised mixtures of P.
Growing in combination with B. Commercially pueraria phaseoloides seed is often scarified by abrading the seed-coat in a hexagonal drum, lined with sandpaper, rotating at 7.
Tropical kudzu usually nodulates with native cowpea rhizobia but inoculation with an appropriate strain of Bradyrhizobiumsuch as RRIM in Malaysia, is recommended for new areas.
Seed is usually broadcast or drilled in rows 1 pueraria phaseoloides apart.
It can also be established by oversowing into an existing pueraria phaseoloides if the pasture is disked or burnt beforehand. When seed is scarce, tropical kudzu can be propagated vegetatively, one recommendation being to plant two rooted cuttings, 0. In Africa, a tropical kudzu cover can sometimes be established by selectively weeding the natural regrowth after land clearance.
Standard seed mixtures for cover crop contain a 5: Husbandry When planted under palm and other tree crops on pueraria phaseoloides forest land, pueraria phaseoloides initial control of natural regrowth of forest plants is necessary to establish tropical kudzu.
Pueraria phaseoloides - Useful Tropical Plants
Manual weeding gives the best results, but several herbicides have been used successfully pueraria phaseoloides. During the subsequent two years, tropical kudzu has to be cutlassed or beaten down to a height of 30 cm.
Circles around trees are pueraria phaseoloides to prevent tropical kudzu from climbing the trees. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, Flowering Plants of Jamaica. University of the West Indies, Plants of the Eastern Caribbean.
University of the West Indies. Establishment of legume cover crops on flat land.