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Glycine tabacina - (Labill.)Benth.

Common Name Glycine Pea, Glycine
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - China to Australia in all the mainland states.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Glycine tabacina Glycine Pea, Glycine


Glycine tabacina Glycine Pea, Glycine

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Glycine tabacina is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked. Said to have a liquorice-like flavour, it is chewed by the Australian Aborigines[144, 183]. Starchy but very fibrous and with no noticeable flavour[144].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Nitrogen Fixer

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. It is hardy to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[157], though this cannot be translated directly to British gardens because of our cooler summers and longer, colder and wetter winters. Plants are likely to need a well-drained soil and a warm sunny sheltered position. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].

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Propagation

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in early spring in a greenhouse. The seed should germinate within two weeks at a temperature between 12 - 16°c[206]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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Readers comment

Robert Taylor   Fri Aug 8 05:48:31 2003

Has numerous uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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