Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.
  • Common name : Sword Bean, Jack bean, Broad Bean, Patagonian Bean
  • Vernacular name : Govijiyashivalam, Kadasambal (Hindi); Shembi avare, Kathiya vare, Tamate balli (Kannada); Kattuthammati (Tamil); Karu tamma, Adavi-thamba (Telugu); Mobra, Bahara, Kalasimo (Oria); Mahashibee (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha, Syed Maqsood, R. Bhaskar & S.R. Ramesh; S.B. Manohar & S.R. Ramesh
  • Collection Nos : KFP 60; KFP 5832
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha (1984). Flora of Karnataka vol. 1; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
  • 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 ensiformis. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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