African Plant Database

Sesbania leptocarpa DC.
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sesbania leptocarpa DC. var. leptocarpa
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sesbania filiformis Guill. & Perr.
=Sesbania mossambicensis Klotzsch
Taxon infra-specific
Sesbania leptocarpa DC. var. leptocarpa
Sesbania leptocarpa var. minimiflora (J. B. Gillett) G. P. Lewis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender, glabrous annual herb 0,3-3 m tall; stems finely grooved; sometimes slightly aculeate and confused with S. bispinosa except by the fruit.
Ecology : Seasonal pool margins; swamp; weed in cotton fields; irrigated farmland; sometimes in stands; sand banks; coastal dunes; riverine forest margins; sandy soil; 40-1250 m alt.
  Cape Verde Isl.; Yemen.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - Var. leptocarpa; - var. minimiflora (J. B. Gillett) G. P. Lewis (bas.: S. mossambicensis subsp. minimiflora J. B. Gillett).
  Not in Zaire ( = S. microphylla ); not in Ghana (Morton GC 9915 = S. sudanica ).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:245 (2012)
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Record n°177076 modified 2007-04-19
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