3891.000 Canavalia DC.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Lianes or perennial herbs. Leaves pinnately 3-fioliolate. Flowers in axillary racemes. Calyx 2-lipped. Corolla white to purple; standard reflexed, glabrous outside. Stamens all joined; the vexillary free below but fused above. Ovary with many ovules. Pods large, usually with longitidinal ribs close to the upper margin. Seeds large

Worldwide: 51 species in the (mainly American) tropics

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Canavalia africana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana DunnN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
ensiformis (L.) DC.C,S

Other sources of information about Canavalia:

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Flora of Malawi: Canavalia
Flora of Mozambique: Canavalia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Canavalia
Flora of Zambia: Canavalia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Canavalia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Canavalia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Canavalia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Canavalia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Canavalia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Canavalia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Canavalia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=768, retrieved 24 August 2016

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