African Plant Database


Sesbania punicea (Cav.) Benth.
Family : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Basionym : Piscidia punicea Cav.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Piscidia punicea Cav.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sesbania tripetii (Poit.) Hort. ex F. T. Hubb.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree 1-4(-5) m tall; young stems glaucous green to dark brown, often longitudinally ribbed; older stems with greyish black cracked bark; flowers red, decorative; leaves, flowers and seeds very poisonous to livestock.
Ecology : Native to S. America, grown as an ornamental; escaped from gardens in tropical Africa, also reported as a weed of aquatic areas (Fl. Zambes.).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 68368
 
Record n°68368
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