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Canavalia cathartica Thouars

Family Name: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Full Sun Moderate Water Butterfly Host Plant Native to Singapore Climber, Vine and Liana

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Native to Singapore (Common)

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Caterpillar Food Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate

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Master ID 34084
Species ID 8497
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Species record last updated on: 27 May 2022.
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