Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC., Syn. C. ensiformis (L.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Local name : Kamtal-urohi (As.)
Large annual or biennial climber with glabrous stems and branches; leaves compound; leaflets 3, ovate, mucronate; inflorescence in clusters, axillary; flowers white; pods oblong, slightly s-shaped, flat, keeled.
Distribution : Wild as well as cultivated.
Uses : Roots used in asthma.
More Photographs : (click to enlarge the image )