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Taxon: Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.

 
Genus: Sesbania
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Sesbanieae
Nomen number: 33770
Place of publication: Encycl. 7:127. 1806 "Sesban" (C. Persoon, Syn. pl. 2(2):316. 1807)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Oct-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Sep-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 26 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • scarlet wistaria-tree  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • vegetable-hummingbird  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • West Indian-pea  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • agathi  (Source: F TamilC) - India
  • agati  (Source: F Viti) - India

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing)
  • Environmental: potential as revegetator; soil improver
  • Fuels:
  • Human food: vegetable
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. in tropics)

    Other (possible origin Indonesia)

References:

  1. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  2. Barbosa, C. 1994. Contribución al conocimiento de las leguminosas colombianas. I. La tribu Galegeae (Brown) Torrey & Gray, 1838 sensu lato (Trianea) 5:52.
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  4. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Gillett, J. B. 1963. Sesbania in Africa (excluding Madagascar) and southern Arabia Kew Bull. 17:105.
  9. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  10. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  11. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  12. Kretschmer, A. E. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  13. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. (Leg SAsia)
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  15. Liogier, A. H. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-. (F Hispan)
  16. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  17. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist. 1994 (Leg Indochina)
  18. Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses (Pl Res SEAs) 1:85.
  19. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  21. Nair, S. M. & M. Athar 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source (Phytologia) 85:106.
  22. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  23. National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  24. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  25. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  26. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  27. Rudd, V. E. 1955. The American species of Aeschynomene Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 32:132.
  28. Sachet, M.-H. 1987. The littoral species of Sesbania (Leguminosae) in the South Pacific islands and its relatives Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (or, Sér. 3, Bot.) 9:10.
  29. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  30. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:196.
  31. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  32. Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg New Guinea)
  33. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=33770. Accessed 18 November 2018.