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Genus: Sesbania

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Fifty-two species, native to warm regions and usually growing in wet places. Eighteen species native to southern Africa, three are naturalised and a further two are cultivated in the region. Sesbania punicea (Red sesbania, Rooi sesbania) is a declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Sesbania bispinosa

Recorded from Mozambique. See Flora of Mozambique.

 

Sesbania brevipedunculata

 

Sesbania cinerascens (Grey river bean)

 

Sesbania coerulescens

Sesbania goetzei

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Sesbania greenwayi

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Sesbania leptocarpa

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Sesbania macowaniana

 

Sesbania macrantha

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Sesbania microphylla

 

Sesbania notialis

 

Sesbania pachycarpa

 

Sesbania rogersii

 

Sesbania rostrata

 

Sesbania sesban (River bean)

Sesbania sphaerosperma

 

Sesbania tetraptera

 

Sesbania transvaalensis

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Sesbania bispinosa (Spiny sesbania)

Native to Asia and North Africa.

 

Sesbania punicea (Red sesbania, Rooi sesbania)

Native from Brazil to Argentina. A declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa.

Sesbania virgata

[= Sesbania marginata]

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Sesbania benthamiana

Native to Australia.

 

Sesbania paulensis

Native to Brazil.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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