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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb up to 1–1.5 m. tall; stems almost glabrous, sometimes sparsely aculeate.
    Stipules
    Stipules narrow, spreading, 3–4 mm.,long, caducous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-rhachis sparsely pilose, sometimes sparsely aculeate, 4–10 cm. long. Leaflets in 6–21 pairs, glabrous, up to 10 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence-rhachis 3–5-flowered, up to 7 cm. long including a pilose peduncle 1–2.5 cm. long; pedicels glabrous, 5–10 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous except for the margin; receptacle 1.5 mm., tube 3 mm., teeth 0.7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Blade of standard 10 mm. long, 14 mm. wide; claw 3 mm. long, with cuneate appendages 1.5 mm. long and 0.8 mm. wide on its upper part; blade of wing ± 10 mm. long and 4.5 mm. wide, with a blunt right-angled corner at the base; claw 3 mm. long; blade of keel 7 mm. long, 7 mm. wide near the tip, 3 mm. wide at the base, with a fine straight tooth at an angle of 35°–50° to the 6 mm. long claw.
    Stamens
    Filament-sheath 11–12 mm., free parts 3–4 mm., anthers 0.9 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary glabrous, 9–14-ovulate; style glabrous, ± 4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod straw-coloured, 7–10 cm. long, including a stipe and a beak each 6–8 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. wide across the seeds, 1.2–1.4 mm. wide between the seeds, 2 mm. thick at the seeds, 1 mm. at the sutures and between the seeds, 7–14-seeded; septa 7 mm. apart.
    Seeds
    Seeds olive, densely blackish-purple mottled, oblong-ellipsoid, 3.5 mm. long, 2.3 mm. wide, 1.8 mm. thick; hilum 0.4 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Deciduous open woodland, usually, but not always, on alluvial flats; 780–1130 m.; rainfall 450–550 mm.
    Distribution
    T5 T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian freshwater swamp and aquatic vegetation, Somalia-Masai freshwater swamp and aquatic vegetation
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Polhill, R. [1312], Tanzania K000393382 holotype
    Polhill, R. [1312], Tanzania K000393383 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [6313], Tanzania K000468112
    Bidgood, S. [6191], Tanzania K000468233

    First published in Kew Bull. 17: 139 (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: 139, fig. 6 (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

    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