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Pueraria lobata (Kudzu vine, Japanese arrowroot, Kudzuranker)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Has become naturalised in Mpumalanga and is a declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa.

Ecological interactions

Not covered here other than to mention Phakopsora pachyrhizi (Asian soybean rust), which infects about 95 species of legume including Pueraria lobata.