African Plant Database


Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Syn. 2: 316 (1807)
Information on the genus : Sesbania
Basionym : Robinia grandiflora L.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Robinia grandiflora L. (1753)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fast-growing, short-lived tree to 7 m; stems tomentose, unarmed; leaves to 30 cm long.
Ecology : Native of Asia. Grown as an ornamental, for forage, firewood etc. Naturalized in tropical Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 1[1-3]: 46 (1921).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 68388
 
Record n°68388 modified 2007-04-19
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