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Taxon: Canavalia obtusifolia DC.

Synonym of Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.

Genus: Canavalia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Diocleinae
Nomen number: 8838
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:404. 1825
Link to protologue:
  • • originally based on Dolichos obtusifolius Lam., an illegitimate, superfluous name (Shenzhen ICN Art. 52) for Dolichos maritimus Aubl., so there is no parenthetical authorship (Shenzhen ICN Art. 58)
  • • although Candolle (1825) could not adopt Aublet's epithet in Canavalia because of C. maritima Thouars (1813), he also cited D. rotundifolius Vahl, which epithet ought to have been adopted, so C. obtusifolia DC. is also an illegitimate, superfluous name
Name Verified on: 26-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal. 1972-. Flora de Sao Tome e Principe.
  2. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  3. Lourteig, A. 1988. Nomenclatura plantarum americanarum. VII. Leguminosae. Phytologia 65:394. Note: accepts, in lieu of Canavalia nitida (Cav.) Piper
  4. Sauer, J. 1964. Revision of Canavalia. Brittonia 16:164. Note: = Canavalia maritima (Aubl.) Thouars
  5. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  6. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  7. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.

Check other web resources for Canavalia obtusifolia DC. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=8838. Accessed 4 August 2020.