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

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

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    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; grassland., Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; freshwater swamp & aquatic vege.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Leguminosae subfamily Papillionoideae by G.P. Lewis

    Stem
    Stems with or occasionally without prickles, glabrous or sometimes the prickles with a terminal hair. Stems with or occasionally without prickles, glabrous or sometimes the prickles with a terminal hair.
    Inflorescences
    Raceme axillary, 1.1–5 cm long, 1–5-flowered, the rachis usually aculeate; peduncle 1.1–2.5 cm long; pedicels 3–8 mm long, glabrous; bracts 1.5–2 mm long, linear-lanceolate, somewhat persistent; bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long, linear, located at base of the hypanthium, at length falling. Raceme axillary, 1.1–5 cm long, 1–5-flowered, the rachis usually aculeate; peduncle 1.1–2.5 cm long; pedicels 3–8 mm long, glabrous; bracts 1.5–2 mm long, linear-lanceolate, somewhat persistent; bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long, linear, located at base of the hypanthium, at length falling.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with blackish-purple veins on the outer face, 1.1 cm × 8–9 mm, orbicular, apically emarginate, basally attenuate, the appendages small, triangular, divergent and without free tips; wings yellow, 1.1 cm × 3.5–4 5 mm, with an upper basal tooth and with lamellate sculpturing in upper basal half on outer face; keel yellow with some purple striping on the beak, 1.1–1.2 cm × 5–6 mm, the limb with a ± horizontal to slightly upward-pointing, acuminate tooth. Standard yellow with blackish-purple veins on the outer face, 1.1 cm × 8–9 mm, orbicular, apically emarginate, basally attenuate, the appendages small, triangular, divergent and without free tips; wings yellow, 1.1 cm × 3.5–4 5 mm, with an upper basal tooth and with lamellate sculpturing in upper basal half on outer face; keel yellow with some purple striping on the beak, 1.1–1.2 cm × 5–6 mm, the limb with a ± horizontal to slightly upward-pointing, acuminate tooth.
    Ovary
    Ovary and style glabrous, 16–19(20)-ovulate.
    Seeds
    Seeds brownish-green, with or without blackish-purple spotting, 3 × 1.5 mm, 1.3 mm thick; small hilum in central circular pit. Seeds brownish-green, with or without blackish-purple spotting, 3 × 1.5 mm, 1.3 mm thick; small hilum in central circular pit.
    Distribution
    Also in South Africa (Northern Cape, North-West and Free State Provinces) where it is recorded from limestone hollows, vleis and grasslands; on clay soils; 1100 m.
    Habit
    Erect annual herb 0.3–1 m tall. Erect annual herb 0.3–1 m tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves (2)6–8(12) cm long, the rachis glabrous or almost so, with or occasionally without prickles; petioles 4–7 mm long; leaflets in (4)12–21(25) pairs, 4–7(9) × 1.75–3 mm, oblong to oblong-elliptic, rounded to slightly emarginate at the apex, apiculate, asymmetrical at the base, glabrous; stipules 2.5–3 mm long, narrowly triangular, acuminate, margins sometimes with a few sparse hairs, usually persistent. Leaves (2)6–8(12) cm long, the rachis glabrous or almost so, with or occasionally without prickles; petioles 4–7 mm long; leaflets in (4)12–21(25) pairs, 4–7(9) × 1.75–3 mm, oblong to oblong-elliptic, rounded to slightly emarginate at the apex, apiculate, asymmetrical at the base, glabrous; stipules 2.5–3 mm long, narrowly triangular, acuminate, margins sometimes with a few sparse hairs, usually persistent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4.2 × 3 mm; tube glabrous; teeth 0.6–1 mm long, acuminate, sparsely woolly on the margins. Calyx 3–4.2 × 3 mm; tube glabrous; teeth 0.6–1 mm long, acuminate, sparsely woolly on the margins.
    Pistil
    Ovary and style glabrous, 16–19(20)-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Pod 8–10 cm × 2–2.5 mm, linear to very slightly falcate, torulose when young, hardly so when mature, rostrate, slightly stipitate, erect, glabrous, 10–19(20)-seeded; septa 5 mm apart; valves with reticulate venation in central area above seeds. Pod 8–10 cm × 2–2.5 mm, linear to very slightly falcate, torulose when young, hardly so when mature, rostrate, slightly stipitate, erect, glabrous, 10–19(20)-seeded; septa 5 mm apart; valves with reticulate venation in central area above seeds.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Northern Provinces

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 14, 1961 Rodin, R.J. [3680], South Africa K000393365 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 17: 146 (1963)

    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: 47, figs. 2/14, 3/15, 4/5 (1988).
    • in Kew Bull. 17: 146 (1963).
    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.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Lewis, G. P. (1989). Kirkia 13(1) :11-51. Sesbania in Flora Zambesiaca region
    • Gillett, J. B. (1963). Kew Bull. 17:91-159. Sesbania in Africa (excl. Madagascar

    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.
    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