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Taxon: Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.

Genus: Canavalia
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Phaseoleae subtribe: Diocleinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 8827
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:404. 1825
Name verified on: 22-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Dec-2005
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 24 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • giant stock-bean   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • gotani-bean   (Source: Leg WorldEc ) – English
  • horse-bean   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:75.) – English
  • jack-bean   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • seaside-bean   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • sword-bean   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • wonder-bean   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • fève Jacques   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:75.) – French
  • haricot sabre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • pois gogane   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Jackbohne   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Schwertbohne   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • jagdukong   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:87.) – Transcribed Korean
  • fava-branca   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • feijão-bravo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • feijão-de-cobra   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • feijão-de-porco   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • feijão-de-quebranto   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mangolô   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • frijol espada   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • haba de burro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • judía sable   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • jackböna   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized worldwide

      Cultivated:
  • cultivated worldwide

      Other:
  • origin from cultivated of American Indians

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:74–76 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:74–76.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal. 1992. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 8:108–187.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal. 1972–. Flora de Sao Tome e Principe.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:87.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Sauer, J. 1964. Revision of Canavalia. Brittonia 16:142.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zhu, X. Y. et al. 2007. Legumes of China: a checklist.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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 or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?8827 (28 July 2014)

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