African Plant Database

Sesbania sericea (Willd.) Link
Protologue : Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 2: 244 (1822)
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Basionym : Coronilla sericea Willd.
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Coronilla sericea Willd. (1800)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sesbania pubescens DC.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or biennial erect much branched, slightly woody herb to subshrub 1-3 m tall, stem 2,5 cm Ø, pubescent throughout except for the flower and fruit, silky when young;
Ecology : Marshy ground; old rice-fields; swampy meadows; pool; lagoon sides; sands; moist places; temporarily flooded areas; river banks; lakes; with Typha; 0-850 m alt.
  São Tomé; S Arabia; Seychelles; Sri Lanka (introduced); West Indies, northern S. America (possibly introduced).
  This plant certainly owes part of its wide distribution to man; it seems probable that S. sericea is native only in Africa (fide J. B. Gillett, 1963).

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

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BOULOS, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt. Checklist.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Fgui
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 68384
Record n°68384 modified 2007-04-02
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