African Plant Database

Sesbania rostrata Bremek. & Oberm.
Protologue : Ann. Transvaal Mus. 16: 419 (1935)
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sesbania hirticalyx Cronquist (1952)
=*Sesbania pachycarpa auct. sensu DC. p.p., Berhaut (1953), Hepper in F.W.T.A. II (1958), non DC. emend. Guill. & Perr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect robust softly woody annual or biennial herb 1-3 m tall, not aculeate; stems pithy, to 15 mm thick, sparsely pilose at first, later glabrescent with vertical rows of pustules above the leaf-axils which produce curious warty outgrowths on older stems.
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Ecology : Marshes; edges of shallow ponds; apparently always local and nowhere abundant; flood-plains; muddy river-banks; lightly wooded (mopane) grassland; growing in up to 1 m of water, mud or thin peat overlying clay; rice-fields; etc...
  Botswana; Namibia (Okavango area; not Caprivi Strip); Madagascar.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Dry, Subarid; Freshwater Wetland, Saline Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 68370
Record n°68370
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