Canavalia maritima   (Aubl.) Thou.  (Plant)
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Class: Equisetopsida

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Perennial trailers; stems terete, striate, puberulous, entirely or for the greater part documbent or creeping, often rooting from the nodes. Leaflets broadly obovate or suborbicular, usually clothed with soft adpressed hairs when young, rounded or emarginate at apex, cuneate at base. Flowers 2.5-3.5 mm long, purple, arranged in axillary racemes on a 20-40 cm long peduncles; calyx-tube 11-14 mm, long, upper lip apiculate. Pods compressed, glabrous, slightly curved and beaked at apex. Seeds ellipsoid , pale-brown, 2-10, ecarunulate.

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• Kerala INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • botany.szu Available at -
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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