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Canavalia brasiliensis Mart. ex Benth.
Brazilian jackbean

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South Ameica; widely cultivated as a forage plant and sometimes naturalized.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Canavalia brasiliensis has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Not Native, Naturalized
Harden Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Drive Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Canavalia brasiliensis has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Canavalia brasiliensis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland