1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Sesbania Scop.
      1. Sesbania macowaniana Schinz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Leguminosae subfamily Papillionoideae by G.P. Lewis

    Habit
    Erect annual herb (20)35–50(150) cm tall. Erect annual herb (20)35–50(150) cm tall.
    Stem
    Stems sometimes single, glabrous, obscurely to clearly aculeate. Stems sometimes single, glabrous, obscurely to clearly aculeate.
    Ovary
    Ovary and style glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds olive-green with fine black speckling or brownish, 3.5–4 × 1–1.5 mm, 1.5–2 mm thick; small hilum in central circular pit. Seeds olive-green with fine black speckling or brownish, 3.5–4 × 1–1.5 mm, 1.5–2 mm thick; small hilum in central circular pit.
    Distribution
    Also in Namibia.
    Ecology
    Brackish flats, calcareous pans and cracks in limestone pavements near springs; on grey calcareous or brownish clayey-loam soils; 900–1200 m.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1.5–6.5(11) cm long; rachis sometimes aculeate; petioles 0.2–0.8(1) cm long; leaflets in (4)6–19(26) pairs, 0.3–1.2(13) cm × 1.5–3.5 mm, oblong, apically obtuse, apiculate, asymmetrical at the base, with a prominent purple to reddish-brown midvein on the undersurface, young leaflets with a few hairs on the margins and midvein below, becoming glabrous; petiolules invested with a few hairs; stipules linear-lanceolate to narrowly triangular, 2–5 mm long with a few obscure marginal hairs. Leaves 1.5–6.5(11) cm long; rachis sometimes aculeate; petioles 0.2–0.8(1) cm long; leaflets in (4)6–19(26) pairs, 0.3–1.2(13) cm × 1.5–3.5 mm, oblong, apically obtuse, apiculate, asymmetrical at the base, with a prominent purple to reddish-brown midvein on the undersurface, young leaflets with a few hairs on the margins and midvein below, becoming glabrous; petiolules invested with a few hairs; stipules linear-lanceolate to narrowly triangular, 2–5 mm long with a few obscure marginal hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a reduced axillary raceme, 2–6(7) mm long, 1–8(9)-flowered; peduncle 1–2 mm long, glabrous to slightly spreading hairy; pedicels 2–5 mm long, glabrous; bracts 2 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, caducous; bracteoles 0.5–0.75 mm long, filiform. Inflorescence a reduced axillary raceme, 2–6(7) mm long, 1–8(9)-flowered; peduncle 1–2 mm long, glabrous to slightly spreading hairy; pedicels 2–5 mm long, glabrous; bracts 2 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, caducous; bracteoles 0.5–0.75 mm long, filiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–3.5(4) × 3–3.5 mm; tube glabrous with 5 dark brown bands running into the teeth; teeth acuminate, 1–1.75 mm long, obscurely hairy on the margins. Calyx 3–3.5(4) × 3–3.5 mm; tube glabrous with 5 dark brown bands running into the teeth; teeth acuminate, 1–1.75 mm long, obscurely hairy on the margins.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with strong purple veining on the outer face, rarely pure yellow, 1–1.3 × 1–1.1 cm, rounded, apically emarginate, without appendages; wings yellow, (0.95)1.1–1.2(1.25) cm × 3.5–4 mm, with an upper basal tooth and with lamellate sculpturing in the upper basal section on outer face; keel yellow, slightly striped purple or brownish on the beak, (1)1.2(1.35) cm × (5)7 mm, the limb subtriangular with a basal tooth pointing ± upwards. Standard yellow with strong purple veining on the outer face, rarely pure yellow, 1–1.3 × 1–1.1 cm, rounded, apically emarginate, without appendages; wings yellow, (0.95)1.1–1.2(1.25) cm × 3.5–4 mm, with an upper basal tooth and with lamellate sculpturing in the upper basal section on outer face; keel yellow, slightly striped purple or brownish on the beak, (1)1.2(1.35) cm × (5)7 mm, the limb subtriangular with a basal tooth pointing ± upwards.
    Pistil
    Ovary and style glabrous.
    Fruits
    Pod (4.5)8–9.5(10.5) cm × 2–3(4) mm, linear to slightly falcate, acuminate, held erect, glabrous, (4)12–17(18)-seeded; septa 5–6 mm apart; valves with prominent raised venation and occasional small scattered prickles (visible with a ×10 lens). Pod (4.5)8–9.5(10.5) cm × 2–3(4) mm, linear to slightly falcate, acuminate, held erect, glabrous, (4)12–17(18)-seeded; septa 5–6 mm apart; valves with prominent raised venation and occasional small scattered prickles (visible with a ×10 lens).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Namibia, Northern Provinces

    Sesbania macowaniana Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 28, 2008 Crawford, F. [154], Namibia K000450410
    Jul 28, 1982 Seydel, R. [2161], Namibia K000384838
    de Winter, B. [5523], Namibia K000384832
    de Winter, B. [5162], Namibia K000384833
    de Winter, B. [2941], Namibia K000384836
    Story, R. [5303], Namibia K000384835
    Wild, H. [6925], Botswana K000384845
    Giess, W. [14120], Namibia K000384837
    Germishuizen, G. [2116], Namibia K000384839
    Kolberg, H. [626], Namibia K000384841
    Kolberg, H. [585], Namibia K000384842
    Kolberg, H. [638], Namibia K000384843
    s.coll. [7394], Namibia K000384840
    [Haussching] [788], Namibia K000384834
    Breyer, J.W.F. [20618], Namibia K000384844

    First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 165 (1888)

    Accepted by

    • Brummitt, R.K. & al. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca 3(3): 1-258. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • —Lewis in Kirkia 13: 45 (1988).
    • —Schreiber in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW Afrika, fam. 60: 110 (1970).
    • —Gillett in Kew Bull. 17: 146, fig. 7/2 (1963).
    • —Dinter in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 23: 234 (1926).
    • in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 165 (1888).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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.

    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