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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.
Accessions: 26 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  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. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Sesbania+grandiflora&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Gillett, J. B. 1963. Sesbania in Africa (excluding Madagascar) and southern Arabia. Kew Bull. 17:105. Note: lists as Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.
  9. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. Note: introd.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  11. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. Note: lists as Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.
  12. Kretschmer, A. E. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  13. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. Liogier, H. A. 1981-. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  16. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  17. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist
  18. Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 1:85.
  19. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  21. Nair, S. M. & M. Athar. 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source. Phytologia 85:106.
  22. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan. Note: lists as Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.
  23. National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production
  24. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  25. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  26. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname. Note: lists as Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.
  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. Note: lists as Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.
  29. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova. Note: lists as Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.
  30. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:196.
  31. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: mentions
  32. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  33. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=33770. Accessed 13 November 2019.