Genus: Pueraria

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Pueraria DC., Ann. des Sciences Naturelles 4. 1825.

Key to the species of Pueraria


List of Pueraria Species

References to Pueraria

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  • Alexander, E. J. 1930. Pueraria thunbergiana. Addisonia 15: 57-8.
  • Bentham, G. 1867. Notes on Pueraria DC., correctly referred by the author to Phaseoleae. J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 121-5.
  • Bialecki, S. 1984. Pueraria lobata in Connecticut and Fishers Island. Newslett. Conn. Bot. Club 12: 3-4.
  • Blackwell, J. 1974. The vine that ate the south. Brooklyn Bot. Gard. Rec. 30: 29-30.
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  • Bradley, B. A. 2010. Climate change increases risk of plant invasion in the eastern United States. Biological Invasions 12: 1855-1872.
  • Brender, E. V. 1960. Progress report on control of honeysuckle and kudzu. So. Weed Conf. Proc. 13: 187-93.
  • Brender, E. V. 1961. Control of honeysuckle and kudzu.
  • Carter, G. A.; Teramura, A. H. 1988. Vine photosynthesis and relationships to climbing mechanics in a forest understory. Amer. J. Bot. 75: 1011-8.
  • Carter, G. A.; Teramura, A. H. 1988. Nonsummer stomatal conductance for the invasive vines kudzu and Japanese honeysuckle. Canad. J. Bot. 66: 2392-5.
  • Carter, G. A.; Teramura, A. H.; Forseth, I. N. 1989. Photosynthesis in an open field for exotic versus native vines of the southeastern United States. Canad. J. Bot. 67: 443-6. (French summary)
  • Chen, Z.; Wu, D.; Huang, X. 1995. A quantitative analysis of herbarium materials of the Pueraria lobata complex. Acta Bot. Austro Sinica 10: 1-6. (In Chinese; English summary)
  • Coladoanto, M. 1991. Pueraria lobata. ()
  • Forseth, I. N.; Teramura, A. H. 1987. Field photosynthesis, microclimate and water relations of an exotic temperate liana, Pueraria lobata, kudzu. Oecologia 71: 262-7.
  • Forseth, I. N.; Teramura, A. H. 1986. Kudzu leaf energy budget nd calculated transpiration: the influence of leaf orientation. Ecology 67: 564-71.
  • Fu, G.; Gu, Z.; Feng, R.; Chen, S. 1996. Pollen morphology in genus Pueraria DC. from China. J. Trop. Subtrop. Bot. 4: 25-30. (In Chinese; English summary. [Includes P. lobata])
  • Hoots, D.; Baldwin, J. 1996. Kudzu (Pueraria lobata, Fabaceae): The vine to love or hate. Suntop Press, Kodak, TN & Virginia Beach, VA. , 159 pages.
  • Jarnevich, C. S.; Stohlgren, T. J. 2009. Near term climate projections for invasive species distributions. Biological Invasions 11: 1373-1379.
  • Jewett, D. K. 2003. Characterizing specimens of kudzu and related taxa with RAPD's. Castanea 68: 254-260.
  • Jordan, M. 2006. Kudzu on Long Island.
  • Lee, J.; Hymowitz, T. 2001. A molecular phylogenetic study of the subtribe Glycininae (Leguminosae) derived from the chloroplast DNA rps16 intron sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 88: 2064-2073.
  • Li, Z. 2011. Natural and human dimensions of a quasi-wild species: the case of kudzu. Biological Invasions 13: 2167-2179.
  • Ma, J. 2008. The identity of kudzu and its invasive in the USA - The lesson learned from deliberately introducing an aggressive plant. J. Wuhan Bot. Res. 26: 158-162.
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der 1985. Revision of genus Pueraria DC with some notes on Teyleria Backer (Leguminosae). Agr. Univ., Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • McRae, W. A.; Schierenbeck, K. A.; Mack, R. N.; Sharitz, R. R. 1980. Unusual bobwhite foods on abandoned piedmont farmlands Georgia USA. Georgia Journal of Science 38: 49-54.
  • Merriam, R. W. 2003. The abundance, distribution and edge associations of six non-indigenous, harmful plants across North Carolina. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 130: 283-291.
  • Pappert, R. A. 1998. Population genetic variation and heterotic patterns of Pueraria lobata Ohwi (kudzu). M.S. Thesis Univ. Georgia, Athens, GA,
  • Pappert, R. A.; Hamrick, J. L.; Donovan, L. A. 2000. Genetic variation in Pueraria lobata (Fabaceae), an introduced, clonal, invasive plant of the southeastern United States. Amer. J. Bot. 87: 1240-1245.
  • Patterson, D. T. 1976. The history and distribution of five exotic weeds in North Carolina. Castanea 41: 177-80.
  • Sasek, T. W. 1985. Implications of atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment for the physiological ecology and distribution of two introduced woody vines, Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi (kudzu) and Lonicera japonica Thunb. (Japanese honeysuckle). Ph.D. Dissertation Duke University, Durham, NC,
  • Sasek, T. W.; Strain, B. R. 1988. Effects of CO2 enrichment on the growth and morphology of kudzu (Pueraria lobata). Weed Science 36: 28-36.
  • Sasek, T. W.; Strain, B. R. 1989. Effects of CO2 enrichment on the expansion and size of kudzu (Pueraria lobata) leaves. Weed Science 37: 23-8.
  • Sharkey, T. D.; Loreto, F. 1993. Water stress, temperature, and light effects on the capacity for isoprene emission and photosynthesis of kudzu leaves. Oecologia 95: 328-33.
  • Sharma, G. K.; Chandler, C.; Salemi, L. 1980. Environmental pollution and leaf cuticular variation in Kudzu (Pueraria lobata Willd.). Ann. Bot. 45(1): 77-80.
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  • Sorrie, B. A.; Perkins, W. D. 1988. Kudzu Pueraria lobata in New England. Rhodora 90: 341-3.
  • Susko, D. J.; Mueller, J. P.; Spears, J. F. 2001. An evaluation of methods for breaking seed dormancy in kudzu {(iPueraria lobata). Canad. J. Bot. 79: 197-203.
  • Susko, D. J.; Mueller, J. P.; Spears, J. F. 1999. Influence of environmental factors on germination and emergence of Pueraria lobata. Weed Science 47: 585-588.
  • Tanner, R. D.; Hussain, S. S.; Hamilton, L. A.; Wolf, F. T. 1979. Kudzu (Pueraria lobata): potential agricultural and industrial resource. Econ. Bot. 33(4): 400-12.
  • Thomas, L. K. 2000. Chemical grubbing for control of exotic kudzu-vine. Bartonia 60: 71-74.
  • USDA. 1976. Selected weeds of the United States.
  • Ward, D. B. 1998. Pueraria montana: the correct scientific name of the Kudzu. Castanea 63: 76-77.
  • Watson, R. M. 1989. The green menace creeps north. Garden N.Y. Bot. Gard. 13(2): 8-11.
  • Webster, C. R. 2007. Invasion biology and control of invasive woody plants in eastern forests. Native Plants J. 8: 97-106.
  • Wechsler, N. R. 1977. Growth and physiological characteristics of kudzu, Pueraria lobata, in relation to its competitive success. M.S. Thesis Univ. Georgia, Athens,
  • Wolverton, B. C.; McDonald, R. C. 1981. Energy from vascular plant wastewater treatment systems. Econ. Bot. 35(2): 224-32.