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Glycine spp. - Various

Common Name Perennial Soybean
Family Fabaceae
USDA hardiness 7-11
Known Hazards In some species the raw mature seed is toxic and must be thoroughly cooked before being eaten[76].
Habitats Unknown
Range Cultivated origin.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (4 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (3 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Glycine spp. Perennial Soybean


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Glycine spp. is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7.
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

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Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil  Seed  Seedpod
Edible Uses: Oil

Carbon Farming Solutions - Staple Crop: protein-oil (The term staple crop typically refers to a food that is eaten routinely and accounts for a dominant part of people's diets in a particular region of the world) [1-1]. Research at the University of Illinois has crossed Glycine max (annual soybean) with Glycine tomentella (perennial) which could lead to the production of a perennial edible soybean [1-1].

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Oil

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Special Uses

Carbon Farming  Food Forest

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Cultivation details

Hypothetical Crop  Management: Standard  Staple Crop: Protein-oil

Climate: hypothetical. Humidity: semi-arid to humid. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: hypothetical. Management: standard (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • Hypothetical Crop  These are perennial plants that could potentially be developed for cultivation. Some, such as cycads (for industrial starch), as simply neglected; others, such as buckwheat and soybeans, are annual crops that could potentially be perennialised by crossing and relatives.
  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Staple Crop: Protein-oil  (16+ percent protein, 16+ percent oil). Annuals include soybeans, peanuts, sunflower seeds. Perennials include seeds, beans, nuts, and fruits such as almond, Brazil nut, pistachio, walnut, hazel, and safou.

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Plant Propagation

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Other Names

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Glycine spp. Glycine species. Perennial Glycine. Perennial Soybean

Hypothetical plant

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Glycine maxSoya BeanAnnual0.6 7-10  LMNM424
Glycine sojaWild Soya BeanAnnual0.6 7-10  LMNM322
Glycine tabacinaGlycine Pea, GlycinePerennial Climber0.0 0-0  LMHSNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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