Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Aeschynomene sesban L.
  • Synonym(s) : Sesban aegyptiaca Poir.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
  • Common name : Egyptian rattle pod, Common Sesban
  • Vernacular name : Jainti, Rawasan, Rawantha (Hindi); Sithagatthi, Karunchempai, Chithagatthi (Tamil); Suiminta (Telugu); Kedangu, Nellithali, Shempa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Marsy fields, wasteland and plains
  • Comments / notes : Along road sides and disturbed forests. Often planted around cultivation land. Plant is used for fibre and fodder
  • Flower, Fruit : October-Januaryuary
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • Native : Tropical Africa, Asia
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari 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.
  • 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 sesban. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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