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Taxon: Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.

 
Genus: Sesbania
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Sesbanieae
Nomen number: 33782
Place of publication: Philipp. J. Sci., C 7:235. 1912
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Feb-2005
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 15 (10 active, 16 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Environmental: ornamental; soil improver
  • Fuels:
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen (n.)
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq
    • CHINA: China [Yunnan]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, [Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal] Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, India, [Andaman and Nicobar] Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory, Queensland]


    Cultivated (cult. throughout tropics)

    Naturalized (natzd. throughout tropics)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  3. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  4. Burbidge, N. T. 1965. The Australian species of Sesbania Scopoli (Leguminosae) Austral. J. Bot. 13:124.
  5. Du Puy, D. J. et al. The Leguminosae of Madagascar (Leg Madag)
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  7. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  9. Gillett, J. B. 1963. Sesbania in Africa (excluding Madagascar) and southern Arabia Kew Bull. 17:112.
  10. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  11. Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  12. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. (Leg SAsia)
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  14. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  15. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist. 1994 (Leg Indochina)
  16. Lock, J. M. & K. Simpson Legumes of West Asia: a checklist. 1991 (Leg WAsia)
  17. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  19. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  20. Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source (Phytologia) 85:106.
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  22. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  23. Sanjappa, M. Legumes of India. 1992 (Leg India)
  24. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:198.
  25. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  26. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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=33782. Accessed 14 November 2018.