African Plant Database

Sesbania cinerascens Welw. ex Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 134 (1871)
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sesbania kapangensis Cronquist (1952)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Short-lived suffrutescent perennial herb ± 1,2-4 m tall; stems pithy, glabrous or less commonly densely shortly woolly particularly on the young branches; virgately branched; degree of pubescence very variable.
Ecology : Thickets near river; swampy places; peaty soil or mud; flooded dambos, periodically inundated marshes, river and lake margins; 900-1500 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana.
  The French botanist H. Gillet has collected his specimen 897 in Chad, Ennedi, mare d'Aoué (17° 12' N / 22°01E); it is pehaps the same locality as that cited by the Bristish botanist J. B. Gillett for the specimen Hutchinson 130 (Aouei ± 17° N x 23° E) [s

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 1[1-3]: 47 (1921).
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carte afrique num 68352
Record n°68352
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