Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Canavalia ensiformis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.)DC.
  • Common name : Sword Bean, Jack bean, Broad Bean, Patagonian Bean
  • Vernacular name : Mahashibee (San.); Govijiyashivalam, Kadasambal (Hin.); Shembi avare, Kathiya vare, Tamate balli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 60, KFP 5832, KFP 5014
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha, Syed Maqsood Ahamed, R.Bhaskar & S.R.Ramesh; S.B.Manohar & S.R.Ramesh; K.R.Keshava Murthy & K.P.Sreenath
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Comments : Sometimes cultivated for their pods which are used as a vegetable.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hills above Sangam (Bangalore); Gondabommanahalli (Bellary); Adichunchangiri (Mandya)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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