Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Robinia grandiflora L.
  • Synonym(s) : Agati grandiflora (L.) Desv.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers.
  • Common name : Sesban, Humming bird tree
  • Vernacular name : Bak, Agasti, Basna, Hatiya (Hindi); Netti,Tentua, Agathi (Tamil); Agise, Avasinana, Avesi (Telugu); Agasthi, Buko, Avise (Oria); Agathicheera, Agathi, Agasthi, Argathi, Basna, Rudramaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Plains to 500m. Cultivated as shade plant
  • Key identification features : Small tree; wood soft
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Indonesia
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 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 grandiflora. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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