Canavalia maritima Thouars

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos maritimus Aubl.
  • Synonym(s) : Canavalia obtusifolia (Lam.) DC.; Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.; Canavalia lineata sensu Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Sandy sea shores
  • Comments / notes : Trailer along littoral thickets
  • Flower, Fruit : August-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvallur district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Tirunelveli district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : Throughout tropical coasts
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 maritima. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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