African Plant Database

Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 404 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Canavalia
Basionym : Dolichos roseus Sw.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dolichos roseus Sw. (1788)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Canavalia maritima Thouars (1813)
=Canavalia obtusifolia DC. (1825)
=Dolichos maritimus Aubl. (1775)
=Dolichos obtusifolius Lam. (1786)
=Canavalia moneta Welw. (1859)
=Dolichos baueriana Endl.
=Dolichos emarginatus Jacq. (1797)
=Dolichos littoralis Vell.
=Dolichos miniatus Kunth
=Dolichos obcordatus Roxb.
=Dolichos obovatus Schumach. & Thonn.
=Dolichos rotundifolius Vahl
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial robust herbaceous climber or trailer 1,8-10 m long; stems silky hairy when young, later glabrous.
Ecology : Beach sand and furthest edges of coastal bushland bordering high-tide mark; usually with Ipomoea pes-caprae; rarely found inland to any extent; 0-30 m alt.
  Tropics of both hemispheres; extending into the subtropics; one of the commonest and most characteristic sea-coast plants.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Liana; Humid; Forest; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa, Asia, New World,

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 6: t.227 (1926).
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Leguminosae[4]: 571-576 (1971)
  • Legumes of Africa: a checklist : 389 (1989).
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Record n°61981 modified 2016-02-01
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