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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian freshwater swamp and aquatic vegetation
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb, up to 3 m. tall; stems glabrous, sometimes sparsely aculeate near the leaf-bases.
    Leaves
    Stipules lanceolate, nearly glabrous, caducous; leaf-rhachis up to 20 cm. long, nearly glabrous, sometimes sparsely aculeate; leaflets in up to 30 pairs, up to 22 mm. long and 6 mm. wide, glabrous or nearly so.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–9-flowered, glabrous or with a few hairs when very young; rhachis somewhat aculeate, up to 9 cm. long, including a peduncle of up to 4.5 cm.; pedicels up to 18 mm. long in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous, except for the margin; receptacle 1.5 mm. long; calyx-tube 3.5 mm. long; teeth triangular, acute, 1.8 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Blade of standard 1.8 cm. long and wide; appendages with free tips ±0.8 mm. wide and 4–5 mm. long; claw 5 mm. long; blade of wing ±19 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, hooked at the base; claw 5 mm. long; blade of keel ± 10 mm. long, 4 mm. wide at the base, 7 mm. near the apex; basal tooth produced into a slender tip ± 2 mm. long and at 30°–70° to the 10 mm. long claw.
    Stamens
    Filament-sheath 16–19 mm., free parts 3.5–4.5 mm., anthers 0.8 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary glabrous, 25–40-ovulate; style glabrous, 4–5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod up to 23 cm. long, including a beak of 8 mm., not torulose, 2.5–3 mm. wide, 2 mm. thick at the sutures, less at the centre, thus appearing almost winged, 25–40-seeded; septa 6–6.5 mm. apart.
    Seeds
    Seeds olive-green, not mottled, suboblong, 4 × 2.2 × 1.5 mm.
    Habitat
    Sandy river banks; 1000–1200 m.; rainfall 550–800 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T5 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 15, 1960 Hornby, R.M. [260A, 260], Tanzania K000393391 holotype
    May 15, 1960 Hornby, R.M. [260A, 260], Tanzania 23297.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 17: 115 (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 17:115 (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