Canavalia mollis Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Canavalia ensiformis var. mollis (Wight & Arn.) Baker; Canavalia virosa var. mollis (Wight & Arn.) Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canavalia mollis Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Kaattu avarai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills and forest borders above 1000m.
  • Key identification features : Leaves densely hairy
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R. Ramesh & S.B. Manohar
  • Collection Date : 26/10/1978
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3891
  • Collection Locality : Bedaguli, B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Indo-China, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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 mollis. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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