African Plant Database

Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W. Wight
Protologue : U.S.D.A. Bur. Pl. Industr. Bull. 137: 15 (1909)
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Basionym : Aeschynomene bispinosa Jacq.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aeschynomene bispinosa Jacq. (1793)
 Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W. Wight var. bispinosa
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Coronilla aculeata Willd. (1802)
=Sesban aculeata (Willd.) Poir. (1806)
=Aeschynomene aculeata Schreb.
=Sesbania aculeata Pers. (1807)
=Sesbania aculeata var. micrantha Chiov.
=Sesbania bispinosa var. micrantha (Chiov.) J.B. Gillett
=Sesbania multijuga Schweinf. ex Baker (1871)
Taxon infra-specific
Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W. Wight var. bispinosa
Sesbania bispinosa var. grandiflora Du Puy & Labat (1997)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual or biennal, slightly woody herb, 0,6-3 m tall; stems glabrous, or sparsely pilose when young, usually sparsely aculeate; pod straight-sided, never truly torulose.
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Ecology : Marshes, ditches, river margins; also a weed in cultivations on alluvial land, especially in rice fields; often in saline areas; flood-plains, seasonally inundated depressions, sandbanks of brackish lagoons; occasionally in open miombo woodland etc...
  Variable species; stunted, depauperate or young plants with reduced leaves and inflorescences have been named var. micrantha.
  Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho; Madagascar, Comoros, Mascarenes, Mauritius, Seychelles; Iraq; Oman; SE Asia; Fiji Isl., tropical America. Probably introduced (as a weed) in much of the range.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:245 (2012)
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Record n°177075 modified 2007-04-19
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