Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos maritimus Aubl.
  • Synonym(s) : Canavalia podocarpa Dunn; Canavalia maritima (Aubl.) Thouars; Canavalia obtusifolia (Lam.) DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Luna simba (Oria)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Common on coastal sands. Tender pods are used as vegetable.
  • Key identification features : Flowers red or white
  • Flower, Fruit : January-March
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha & P.Prakash
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3388, KFP 4042
  • Collection Locality : Suratkal beach (Dakshina Kannada)
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Balasore district, Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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 rosea. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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