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Erect, annual or briefly perennial, herbs, shrubs or small trees. Indumentum simple. Stipules and stipels usually present. Leaves paripinnate. Leaflets
opposite or subopposite. Flowers in axillary racemes. Calyx campanulate, teeth subequal, shorter than tube. Corolla glabrous, the standard petal with variously shaped appendages. Stamens diadelphous, 1 free, the
others with filaments which are joined below to form a sheath (the filament sheath) which encloses the style, and which are free above. Pod usually long, dehiscent, beaked, sometimes winged, transversely septate.
- Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
- bibliographic citation
- Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Sesbania Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=733
- Mark Hyde
- Bart Wursten
- Petra Ballings
Sesbania: Brief Summary
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Sesbania is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, and the only genus found in tribe Sesbanieae. Riverhemp is a common name for plants in this genus. Notable species include the rattlebox (Sesbania punicea), spiny sesbania (Sesbania bispinosa), and Sesbania sesban, which is used in cooking. Plants of this genus, some of which are aquatic, can be used in alley cropping to increase the soil's nitrogen content. The species of rhizobia responsible for nitrogen fixation in Sesbania rostrata is Azorhizobium caulinodans.
Some 60 species are currently accepted, with about 39 still unresolved. The largest number of species are found in Africa, and the remainder in Australia, Hawaii, and Asia.
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