Sesbania cannabina (Retz.) Pers.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Aeschynomene cannabina Retz.
  • Synonym(s) : Sesbania aculeata var. cannabina (Retz.) Baker; Coronilla cannabina Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sesbania cannabina (Retz.) Pers.
  • Common name : Dhaincha, Prickly sesban
  • Vernacular name : Dhunchi, Dhaich (Hindi); Errajiluga, Ettajenga (Telugu); Dhanicha, Tentua (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grown in rice fields as green manure
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for fodder
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Grown as green manure
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Puri district
  • World Distribution : India, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Java, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Caladonia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Sesbania cannabina. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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