Taxon: Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC.

 
Genus: Canavalia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Diocleinae
Nomen number: 8829
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:404. 1825
Name Verified on: 22-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Dec-2005
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 46 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (green manure fide Trop Leg)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:134. 1993)
  • Gene sources: potential gene source for Canavalia pulses (fide N. Rajaram & K. Janardhanan 1993)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_74.html,)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fully mature seeds fide Pl Res SEAs 8:134. 1993)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin paleotropics

    Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Beyra Matos, A. et al. 2004. Revisión taxonómica del género Canavalia DC. (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) en Cuba Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 18:157-175.
  • Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance. 1981 (Leg WorldEc)
  • Emebiri, L. C. 1996. Evaluation of jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis) lines derived from natural crossing with swordbean (Canavalia gladiata) Biol. Agric. Hort. 12:319-325.
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rajaram, N. & K. Janardhanan 1993. Ex situ conservation of genetic resources of tribal pulses and their wild relatives Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 91/92:29-32.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Sahai, K. 2009. Reproductive biology of two species of Canavalia DC. (Fabaceae) - A non-conventional wild legume (Flora (Elsevier)) 204:762-768.
  • Sauer, J. 1964. Revision of Canavalia (Brittonia) 16:149.
  • Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:134-136.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Snak, C. et al. 2016. A dated phylogeny of the papilionoid legume genus Canavalia reveals recent diversification by a pantropical liana lineage Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 98:133-146.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image