Sesbania punicea (Cav.) Benth.

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Sesbania punicea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Sesbania punicea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Sesbania punicea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Sesbania punicea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

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Synonyms: Daubentonia punicea
Piscidia punicea Cav.
Common names: Brazilian glory pea (English) Rattlepod (English) Red sesbania (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Description:
Deciduous shrub or very small tree. Leaves pinnate with 10-14 pairs of leaflets, glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, showy; flowers deep orange to red. The pods are 4-angled with short wings on the angles and a sharply pointed tip.
Notes: Well naturalised by streams around Harare but not generally widespread. Also recorded from the E division.
Derivation of specific name: punicea: scarlet, carmine
Habitat: In moist places, particularly along streams, where it may become invasive.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native of South America; naturalised in southern Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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African Plant Database: Sesbania punicea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sesbania punicea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sesbania punicea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sesbania punicea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sesbania punicea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sesbania punicea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sesbania punicea
Ispot Southern Africa : Sesbania punicea
JSTOR Plant Science: Sesbania punicea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesbania punicea
Tropicos: Sesbania punicea
West African Plants database: Sesbania punicea


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: Species information: Sesbania punicea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130240, retrieved 2 July 2016

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