Canavalia africana Dunn

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Dolichos virosus "Roxb., p.p."; Canavalia virosa (Roxb.) "Wight & Arn., p.p.A"; Canavalia ensiformis var. virosa (Roxb.) "Baker, p.p."
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canavalia africana Dunn
  • Vernacular name : Kaattu Kozhiavarai, Kaattu Thammattai (Tamil); Thamba (Telugu); Kattu-valamara, Kattu-vettukathipayar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Along stream banks in the plains and shola forests
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Nellore district
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Africa, Hawaiian Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Canavalia africana. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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