African Plant Database

Canavalia cathartica Thouars
Information on the genus : Canavalia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Canavalia virosa (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. p.p.
=Lablab microcarpus DC.
=Canavalia microcarpa (DC.) Piper
=Canavalia ensiformis var. turgida Graham ex Baker
=Canavalia polystachya Schweinf. p.p. excl. tab. 20. 21 etc.
=Canavalia turgida Graham ex A. Gray
=Dolichos virosus Roxb. p.p.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climber 4,5-7,5 m long; stems sparsely pubescent or glabrous.
Ecology : Open shores but mostly in coastal bushland on coral some distance above the shore; forest fringing mangrove swamps; also cultivated as a sand binder; 0-420 m alt.
  Seychelles; tropical Asia from India and Malesia throughout Polynesia, N Queesland, Ryukyu Isl., Hawaiian Isl.
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carte afrique num 61984
Record n°61984
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