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  Canavalia gladiata
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC., Prodr. 2: 404. 1825; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 76. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 140. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 118. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 148. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 119. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 136. 1994; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 107. 1992; Sudhir & Agarwal, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18: 276. 1994. Dolichos gladiatus Jacq., Coll. Bot. 2: 276. 1788. Canavalia ensiformis sensu Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2:195.1876, non DC. 1825; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 359(253).1918; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 203. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Valaringha, Valpayar, Valanga, Valamara, Vettukatthipayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sword bean, Broad bean, Patagonian bean
  Description: Perennial climbers; stems sparsely pubescent or glabrous. Leaflets 6-18 x 3-9 cm, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, base cuneate, apex acute or acuminate; stipules deciduous. Racemes 15-37 cm long, tuberculate. Flowers c. 3 cm long; pedicels 2-4 mm long; bracteoles c. 2 mm long, obtuse. Calyx tube 6-7 mm long, sparsely pubescent; upper lobes 4-5 mm long, turncate; lower c. 3 mm long. Corolla pink; standard c. 2.8 x 3 cm, suborbiclar; wings long-clawed. Pods 15-32 x 3-3.3 cm, linear-oblong. Seeds 1.5-2 x 1-1.5 cm long, oblong, compressed, white.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown as vegetable
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Bandukha, Manjeswar, Sreekantapuram, Taliparamba, Attapady block-Mukkali, Olavakkot, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy
   
 
   
 
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