1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Sesbania Scop.
      1. Sesbania hirtistyla J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Closely related to S. speciosa, but much less pubescent, the stem, leaf-rhachis and inflorescence-rhachis being sparsely pilose, the leaflets glabrous above and sparsely appressed pilose beneath, the pedicels glabrous or almost so.
    Flowers
    The flowers are somewhat smaller; receptacle 2 mm., calyx-tube 5 mm., teeth 2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Blade of standard 17–21 mm. long, 17–21 mm. wide; blade of wing 17–20 mm. long; blade of keel 10–12 mm. long, the tooth at its base forming an angle of 35°–70° with the 10 mm. long claw (fig. 49/7, p. 332).
    Filaments
    Filament-sheath 17–21 mm. long.
    Pistil
    The ovary is glabrous but the style pubescent.
    Fruits
    The pod resembles that of S. speciosa but is 5 mm. wide and 2 mm. thick at the sutures.
    Seeds
    Seeds kidney-shaped, ± 3 mm. long, 2 mm. wide and 1 mm. thick; hilum circular, 0.5 mm. in diameter.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian freshwater swamp and aquatic vegetation, Somalia-Masai freshwater swamp and aquatic vegetation
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Sesbania hirtistyla J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 17: 120 (1963)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 17:120 (1963).
    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

    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