African Plant Database

Sesbania coerulescens Harms
Protologue : Kunene-Sambesi-Exped. 260 (1903)
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sesbania hookii De Wild.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or biennal herb or subshrub 2,5-5 m tall; stems pithy, glabrous, unarmed, marked with dark green or brown vertical lines or dashes. When flowering, this species is at once distinguished from all others by the large (18-30 mm long) blue flowers.
Ecology : Swampy places; wet vleis especially after burning; peaty or sandy soils; occasionally as a component of Brachystegia woodland; lake shores, river-banks, bogs, swamy grassland; 1200-1750 m alt.
  Forms with white flowers exist.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 1[1-3]: 46-47 (1921).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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