EPPO Global Database

Canavalia ensiformis(CNAEN)

Code created in: 2002-11-11

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CNAEN
  • Preferred name: Canavalia ensiformis
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) de Candolle


North America, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America. Cultivated as a green manure and forage crop. Introduced in Himalayas, India to Indochina, Sri Lanka, China (including Taiwan), Malesia, Korea, subsaharan Africa, New Guinea, Australia

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Canavalia gladiata var. alba (Makino) Hisauchi

Common names
Name Language
chickasaw English
jackbean English
limabean English (AU)
swordbean English
Jackbohne German
Madagaskarbohne German
Schwertbohne German
schwertförmige Strandbohne German
haricot de Madagascar French
haricot sabre French
abono negro Spanish (UY)
chancha sable Spanish (UY)
chilipuca montés Spanish (UY)
haba blanca Spanish
haba criolla Spanish
judía sable Spanish
poroto gigante Spanish (UY)
canavalia Italian
faveira-branca Portuguese
feijão-de-porco Portuguese (BR)
feijoeiro-cutelo Portuguese
feijoeiro-sabre Portuguese
zhí shēng dāo dòu Chinese
直生刀豆 Chinese
작두콩 Korean
jak du kong Korean