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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malesia to New Guinea.
Sesbania grandiflora

[FWTA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A small tree or shrub
Morphology Branches
Rather stout branchlets pubescent when young
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers very large, few, pink or red or cream-white.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
Vernacular
Aagasti, Agathi, Agati, Agati A Grandes Fleurs, Agati-keerai, Akatti, Baby Boots, Baculo, Bak, Basna, Brede Malabar, Brede Morongue, Brede Morongue Gros, Christmas Bells, Cresta De Gallo, Gallito, Hatiya, Katura Murunga, Ofai, Ouai, Oufai, Picashia, Pois

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis 15–30 cm long including a petiole of c. 1 cm; leaflets 20–50, linear-oblong, 25–40 x 6–14 mm, sparsely appressed pubescent on both surfaces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 2–4-flowered, rhachis up to 5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 2 cm long, subtruncate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla up to 8 cm long, white, yellowish, greenish or red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filament-sheath 35–60 mm long, curved for most of its length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 20–55 x 0.6–0.9 cm with broad sutures, 15–50-seeded.
Distribution
Grown at least in N1, S2 and S3 probably a native of Indonesia.
Note
The red-flowered form has been called var. coccinea (L. f.) Bak. ex Chiov. Moggi & Bavazzano 282.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Leguminosae subfamily Papillionoideae by G.P. Lewis

Morphology Stem
Stems tomentose, unarmed. Stems tomentose, unarmed.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 30 cm long; rachis slightly pubescent or glabrous; petioles 0.7–1.5 cm long; leaflets in 15–21 pairs, opposite to alternate on the same leaf, 1.2–4.4 cm long (including a petiolule of c.2 mm), 0.5–1.5 cm wide, oblong to oblong-elliptic, rounded to obtuse to slightly emarginate at the apex, slightly asymmetrical at the base, glabrous or with small scattered, appressed hairs on both surfaces (just visible with a ×10 lens); stipels 0.75–1 mm long, filiform, pubescent, persistent; stipules 8 mm long, broadly lanceolate, caducous. Leaves up to 30 cm long; rachis slightly pubescent or glabrous; petioles 0.7–1.5 cm long; leaflets in 15–21 pairs, opposite to alternate on the same leaf, 1.2–4.4 cm long (including a petiolule of c.2 mm), 0.5–1.5 cm wide, oblong to oblong-elliptic, rounded to obtuse to slightly emarginate at the apex, slightly asymmetrical at the base, glabrous or with small scattered, appressed hairs on both surfaces (just visible with a ×10 lens); stipels 0.75–1 mm long, filiform, pubescent, persistent; stipules 8 mm long, broadly lanceolate, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme axillary, 2–6.5 cm long, 2–3-flowered; peduncle 1.5–3.5 cm long, tomentose; pedicels 1.5–1.8 cm long, pubescent; bracts 3–6 mm long, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, caducous; bracteoles 4–6 mm long, broadly lanceolate, caducous. Raceme axillary, 2–6.5 cm long, 2–3-flowered; peduncle 1.5–3.5 cm long, tomentose; pedicels 1.5–1.8 cm long, pubescent; bracts 3–6 mm long, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, caducous; bracteoles 4–6 mm long, broadly lanceolate, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5–2.2 × l.6–2 cm, ± two-lipped with a rather indeterminate margin due to the mode of splitting as the bud develops, abscising together with the nectarial region as the fruit develops but tending to persist around the stipe of the pod, the lips broadly rounded and terminating in slightly pubescent subulate tips. Calyx 1.5–2.2 × l.6–2 cm, ± two-lipped with a rather indeterminate margin due to the mode of splitting as the bud develops, abscising together with the nectarial region as the fruit develops but tending to persist around the stipe of the pod, the lips broadly rounded and terminating in slightly pubescent subulate tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, flesh-pink or crimson. Flowers white, flesh-pink or crimson.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard up to 10.5 × 6 cm, the claw without appendages; wings up to 10.5 × 3 cm, without a basal tooth and petal sculpturing; keel up to 10.5 × 4.5 cm with a basal, broadly triangular tooth. Standard up to 10.5 × 6 cm, the claw without appendages; wings up to 10.5 × 3 cm, without a basal tooth and petal sculpturing; keel up to 10.5 × 4.5 cm with a basal, broadly triangular tooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers up to 6 times as long as wide. Anthers up to 6 times as long as wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous, stipitate; style glabrous, flattened, terminating in a slightly lobed stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod up to 52.5 cm × 8 mm, linear to slightly falcate, occasionally slightly torulose, stipitate, apex long-acuminate, glabrous, up to c.50-seeded; septa 7.5–10 mm apart; lower suture angled, wider than the rounded upper suture; valve surface rather warty with prominent raised venation. Pod up to 52.5 cm × 8 mm, linear to slightly falcate, occasionally slightly torulose, stipitate, apex long-acuminate, glabrous, up to c.50-seeded; septa 7.5–10 mm apart; lower suture angled, wider than the rounded upper suture; valve surface rather warty with prominent raised venation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds dark brown, 6.5 × 5 mm, 2.5–3 mm thick, subreniform, the hilum in a small pit. Seeds dark brown, 6.5 × 5 mm, 2.5–3 mm thick, subreniform, the hilum in a small pit.
Distribution
A native of parts of Asia but cultivated in many parts of the world both as an ornamental and for forage, firewood, pulp and paper, food and green manure.
Ecology
It appears to be a recent introduction to the Flora Zambesiaca area and is only known from the Chapman Malawi collection.
Morphology General Habit
A fast-growing tree to 7 m tall. A fast-growing tree to 7 m tall.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous, stipitate; style glabrous, flattened, terminating in a slightly lobed stigma.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1500 m.; Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Arbolito, árbol

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products, Environmental, Fibre, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Wood

[FSOM]
Use
Cultivated for ornamental use

Native to:

Jawa, Malaya, New Guinea, Philippines

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Malawi, Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Yemen

Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2009 Gregson, J. et al. [130], Malaysia K000610374
Jun 1, 2000 leg. ign. [s.n.], Australia K000278177
Springfield, E.O., Sudan 16392.000
Geesink, R. [8900], Borneo 46294.000
Helms, R. [42], Australia K000278173
Clement, E. [s.n.], Australia K000278174
Michell, W.A. [s.n.], Australia K000278176
Junghun [207], Jawa K000858942
Gaumer, G.F. [670], Mexico K001276809
Schultz, F. [s.n.], Australia K000278175
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121583
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121584
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5654], Myanmar Agati grandiflora K001121585
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121577
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121578
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121582
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121586
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654], Bangladesh Agati grandiflora K001121580
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654], Bangladesh Agati grandiflora K001121581
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121575
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5654] Agati grandiflora K001121579

First published in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck, Encycl. 7: 127 (1806)

Accepted by

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
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