Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.

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Status: Introduced
Notes: According to Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia by D.K. Shone & R.B. Drummond (1965), the Jack-bean has been widely grown in Rhodesia over the past few years and is frequently found growing in a wild or semi-wild state.
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Zimbabwe distribution: C,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 10 September 2006

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 39 - 40.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 30.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Canavalia ensiformis
Flora of Mozambique: Canavalia ensiformis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Canavalia ensiformis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Canavalia ensiformis

External websites:

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

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: Species information: Canavalia ensiformis., retrieved 23 February 2024

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