Sesbania speciosa Taub.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Sesbania speciosa Taub.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains and also often planted in Sugar can fields for green manure
  • Key identification features : Raceme axillary and pendent; flowers large, yellow, spotted with purple
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Native : Africa
  • World Distribution : Introduced in India, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Papua New Guinea and Australiasia
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Sesbania speciosa. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

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