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Canavalia Adans.

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General Information
Symbol: CANAV
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : HI   I,N
L48   I,N
PB   N
PR   I,N
VI   I,N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Canavalia Adans. – jackbean

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 17 species of Canavalia . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Canavalia brasiliensis</i>
Mart. ex Benth.
Canavalia brasiliensis
Brazilian jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia campylocarpa</i>
Piper [excluded]
Canavalia campylocarpa
Distribution of <i>
Canavalia cathartica</i>
Canavalia cathartica
maunaloa Distribution of <i>
Canavalia ensiformis</i>
(L.) DC.
Canavalia ensiformis
jack bean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia galeata</i>
(Gaudich.) Vogel
Canavalia galeata
'awikiwiki Distribution of <i>
Canavalia gladiata</i>
(Jacq.) DC.
Canavalia gladiata
sword jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia hawaiiensis</i>
O. Deg., I. Deg. & Sauer
Canavalia hawaiiensis
puakauhi Distribution of <i>
Canavalia kauaiensis</i>
Canavalia kauaiensis
Kauai jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia megalantha</i>
Canavalia megalantha
Distribution of <i>
Canavalia molokaiensis</i>
O. Deg., I. Deg. & Sauer
Canavalia molokaiensis
Molokai jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia napaliensis</i>
H. St. John
Canavalia napaliensis
Makaha Valley jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia nitida</i>
(Cav.) Piper
Canavalia nitida
Bahama baybean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia plagiosperma</i>
Canavalia plagiosperma
obliqueseeded jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia pubescens</i>
Hook. & Arn.
Canavalia pubescens
lavafield jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia rosea</i>
(Sw.) DC.
Canavalia rosea
baybean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia sericea</i>
A. Gray
Canavalia sericea
silky jackbean Distribution of <i>
Canavalia virosa</i>
(Roxb.) Wight & Arn.
Canavalia virosa

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