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  Canavalia africana
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Canavalia africana Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1922: 135. 1922; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 107. 1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 207. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 270. 2009. Dolichos virosus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 301. 1832, p.p. Canavalia virosa (Roxb.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 253. 1834,p.p; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 359(254). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 128. 1988; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 106. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 49. 1998. Canavalia ensiformis DC. var. virosa (Roxb.) Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 196. 1876.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattu-valamara, Kattu-vettukathipayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbing shrubs. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets to 12 x 8 cm, broadly ovate, acute or shortly acuminate. Flowers in axillary racemes, 10-15 cm long. Calyx hispid without, bilipped, tube c. 8 mm long, upper lip 2-lobed, lower 3-toothed. Petals lilac, standard 2 x 1.6 cm, wings 1.5 x 0.5 cm, keels 2 x 1 cm, curved. Staminal tube glabrous, anthers uniform. Pods c. 11 x 1.75 cm, flat, apiculate, pubescent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Malappuram, Kannur, Idukki, Kollam, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream banks in the plains and shola forests
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Africa and Hawaiian Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Tirunalli, Ampumala, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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