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Common name

English: Jack-bean

German: Jackbohne

Mandarin: 直生刀豆 (zhi sheng dao dou)

Portuguese: Feijão-de-porco

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2596)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2109)

      Order: Fabales (237)

        Family: Fabaceae (237)(family description)

          Genus: Canavalia (2)

            Epithet: ensiformis (L.)DC. (1)

ensiformis => sword-shaped

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Canavalia ensiformis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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