3747.000 Sesbania Scop.

Description of the genus

Erect, annual or briefly perennial, herbs, shrubs or small trees. Indumentum simple. Stipules and stipels usually present. Leaves paripinnate. Leaflets opposite or subopposite. Flowers in axillary racemes. Calyx campanulate, teeth subequal, shorter than tube. Corolla glabrous, the standard petal with variously shaped appendages. Stamens diadelphous, 1 free, the others with filaments which are joined below to form a sheath (the filament sheath) which encloses the style, and which are free above. Pod usually long, dehiscent, beaked, sometimes winged, transversely septate.

Worldwide: 50 species in warm regions of the world

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Azygophleps scalaris (Sesbania stem borer) Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
macrantha Welw. ex E. Phillips & Hutch. var. levis J.B. Gillett
punicea (Cav.) Benth.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Sesbania:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Sesbania
Flora of Caprivi: Sesbania
Flora of Malawi: Sesbania
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Sesbania
Flora of Mozambique: Sesbania
Flora of Zambia: Sesbania
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Sesbania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sesbania

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sesbania
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sesbania
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sesbania
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sesbania
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesbania

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sesbania.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=733, retrieved 1 October 2016

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