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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Canavalia (an aboriginal name). Including Malocchia. Leguminosae. Bean-like plants, some of them producing edible seeds and some more or less grown for ornament. Prostrate trailing or twining herbs, with pinnately 3-foliolate lvs.: fls. in axillary racemes or fascicles, often large, violet, rose or white, with bell-shaped, 2-lipped calyx, papilionaceous corolla, 9 stamens united and 1 free for all or part of its length: pods large and ribbed on edges.—A dozen species, widely distributed in warm countries. C. bonariensis, Lindl. Twining: lfts. ovate, with the long apex obtuse: fls. purple in drooping racemes that exceed the lvs., the standard large broad and notched. Uruguay and S. Brazil B.R. 1199. H.U. 4, p. 129. — C. obtusifolia, DC. Prostrate or climbing: lfts. nearly orbicular to oval or obovate, rounded or cuneate at base: fls. pink, in racemes exceeding the lvs.: seed brown, oblong. Fls. and Texas south. Known as "mato de la playa" in Porto Rico. — C. rusiosperma, Urban. Large and tall, ascending highest forest trees: seeds red. Known as "Mato Colorado." W.Indies. L.H.B. CH

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