Fire Bean (species: Canavalia rosea) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Canavalia rosea
Fire Bean

©Anne Hoggett: Canavalia rosea flowers at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Canavalia rosea trifoliate leaves, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Seed pod about 8 cm long of Canavalia rosea on granite rocks, Lizard Island lagoon.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae
Genus Canavalia
Species Canavalia rosea



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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Web resources


  • Buckley, R. (1988). Plant succession under repeated disturbance: establishment and growth of strandline forbs and creepers on unstable beaches in the wet tropics, Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia, 15: 307-311. LIRS catalog number 678.
  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.
  • De Sloover, J.R. (2003). Terrestrial vegetation patterns and plant communitites on Pacific coral cays, Scripta Bot. Belg., 24: 155-167. LIRS catalog number 830.
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