Canavalia rosea (Sw.) DC.

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Canavalia rosea

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Canavalia rosea

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Canavalia rosea

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Canavalia rosea

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Canavalia rosea

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Canavalia rosea

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado

Canavalia rosea

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado

Canavalia rosea

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado

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Synonyms: Canavalia maritima Thouars
Canavalia obtusifolia (Lam.) DC.
Dolichos maritimus Aubl.
Dolichos obtusifolius Lam.
Dolichos roseus Sw.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally abundant
Status: Native
Description:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rosea: rose-coloured.
Habitat: Sandy beaches and low dunes just above the tidal zone.
Altitude range: Up to 20 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sea shores throughout the tropics.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Friday 19 September 2014
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 87 - 88. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 66.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 37 - 38. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 396 - 397. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Canavalia rosea
African Plant Database: Canavalia rosea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Canavalia rosea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Canavalia rosea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Canavalia rosea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Canavalia rosea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Canavalia rosea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Canavalia rosea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Canavalia rosea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Canavalia rosea
Ispot Southern Africa: Canavalia rosea
JSTOR Plant Science: Canavalia rosea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Canavalia rosea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Canavalia rosea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Canavalia rosea
Tropicos: Canavalia rosea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Canavalia rosea.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182180, retrieved 25 November 2017

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