- "Sword Bean" and variants redirect here. This term is also used for other legumes, notably the Common Jack-bean.
Canavalia gladiata, usually called Sword Bean, is a domesticated plant species in the legume (Fabaceae) family. The legume is a used as a vegetable in interiors of central and south central India, though not commercially farmed. In Telugu it is called 'chamma kaya'
The fruits are eaten as a vegetable in Africa and Asia.
- Grubben, G.J.H. & Denton, O.A. (2004) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen; Backhuys, Leiden; CTA, Wageningen.
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