Sesbania speciosa Taub.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sesbania speciosa Taub.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains and also often planted in Sugar can fields for green manure
  • Key identification features : Raceme axillary and pendent; flowers large, yellow, spotted with purple
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Native : Africa
  • World Distribution : Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Papua New Guinea and Australiasia
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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 speciosa. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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