1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Sesbania Scop.
      1. Sesbania dummeri E.Phillips & Hutch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Kenya to Rwanda.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Softly woody shrub or small tree up to 5 m. tall, closely related to S. keniensis.
    Stem
    Stem and leaf-rhachis glabrous or sparsely pilose, sometimes sparsely aculeate.
    Leaves
    Stipules oblong-triangular, caducous; leaf-rhachis up to 28 cm. long; leaflets in 10–24 pairs, up to 28 mm. long and 6 mm. wide but usually ± 12 by 4 mm., glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme 4–15-flowered, nearly or quite glabrous, the rhachis usually ± aculeate, up to 20 cm. long, including a peduncle of 1–5 cm.; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, very caducous; pedicel up to 15 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle-cup 2 mm.; calyx-tube 5–7 mm.; teeth broad, ± 2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Blade of standard elliptic-oblong, ± 20 mm. long and wide; claw 4–5 mm. long; appendages up to 1.5 mm. wide and with free tips 4–8 mm. long; blade of wing ± 20 mm. long by 7–9 mm. wide, with a short hook at the base; claw ± 6 mm. long; blade of keel 9–11 mm. long, 5–6 mm. wide at the base and 9–11 mm. near the apex; basal tooth at an angle of 30°–50° to the 10–15 mm. long claw (fig. 49/2, p. 332).
    Stamens
    Filament-sheath 17–23 mm., free parts 4–6 mm., anthers 1.2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary glabrous, 40–55-ovulate; style glabrous, ± 8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod 20–30 cm. long, ± 4 mm. wide, thicker at the centre than the margin, 40–55-seeded; sutures ± 1 mm. wide; septa ± 5 mm. apart.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, not mottled, suboblong, elliptical in cross-section, ±3 × 1.7 × 1.3 mm.; hilum 0.5 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Swamps; 1100–2000 m.; rainfall 1000–1100 mm.
    Distribution
    K3 U2 U4 eastern Congo, SW. Ethiopia
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai freshwater swamp and aquatic vegetation, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; freshwater swamp and aquatic vegetation
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Sesbania dummeri E.Phillips & Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Whyte, A. [B12] K000393397
    Dummer, R. [225], Uganda K000393394 Unknown type material
    Dummer, R. [225], Uganda K000393395 Unknown type material
    Dummer, R. [225], Uganda K000393396

    First published in Bothalia 1: 45 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 17: 109 (1963).
    • Cronquist in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 75 (1954).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 311 (1952).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa 260 (1929).
    • Phil. & Hutch in Bothalia 1: 45 (1921).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0