Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
var. nubica Chiov.

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Sesbania sesban var. nubica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambian side - walk to 2nd embarcation point, Katombora, Zambezi

Sesbania sesban var. nubica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambian side - walk to 2nd embarcation point, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: var. zambesiaca J.B. Gillett
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Soft-wooded, short-lived shrub or small tree. Leaves paripinnate with 10-25 pairs of opposite leaflets. Flowers in many-flowered pendulous sprays, bright yellow. Pods cylindric, very slender, up to 30 cm long. Flowers and fruits often together on the same tree.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along streams and rivers, always near water.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, annual, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 27 September 2005
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 227 - 229.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 169.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 234. as Sesbania sesban

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 226.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245. As Sesbania sesban subsp. sesban

Roodt, V. (1998). Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part I Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 154 - 155. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 72.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 213. as Sesbania sesban


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sesbania sesban var. nubica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130260, retrieved 17 August 2017

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