Canavalia pubescens

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Canavalia pubescens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Canavalia
Species: C. pubescens
Binomial name
Canavalia pubescens
Hook. & Arn.

Canavalia pubescens, commonly known as ʻĀwikiwiki or Lavafield Jack-bean, is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae, that is endemic to Hawaii.

Its natural habitats are dry forests and low shrublands. It is threatened by habitat destruction, mainly due to introduced grazing mammals. The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed to list this plant as an endangered species.


  1. ^ Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. (2003). "Canavalia pubescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 

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