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: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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ensiformis (L.) DC.

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Canavalia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Canavalia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Canavalia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Canavalia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Canavalia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Canavalia
JSTOR Plant Science: Canavalia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Canavalia
Plants of the World Online: Canavalia
Tropicos: Canavalia
Wikipedia: Canavalia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Canavalia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=768, retrieved 30 May 2024

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