Centrosema molle Mart. ex Benth.

formerly Centrosema pubescens

Family: Leguminosae / Fabaceae

Common Names: Pukingan, Pukinggan, Butterfly Pea

Origin: introduced from South America, widespread and naturalized in the Philippines

Reference: Stuartxchange

  • A common weed in cultivated fields and occasionally along ricefield dikes and canals
  • the scientific and common name both refer to female external genitalia
  • Pukinggan also refers to another plant Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Blue Pea and Puking-reyna(!)
  • It is occasionally planted as an ornamental
  • It is a herbaceous twining vine
What a name!
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weeds and other plants

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