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Sesbania Sesban

Sesbania Sesban

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Sesbania Sesban

It is a short-lived shrub or small tree up to 8 m tall. Its leaves are pinnately compound, 2-18 cm long with 6-27 pairs of linear oblong leaflets (26 x 5 mm). The raceme has 2-20 flowers which are yellow with purple or brown streaks on the corolla. Pods are sub cylindrical, straight or slightly curved up to 30 cm long and 5 mm wide containing 10-50 seeds. Five varieties of S. sesban are recognized botanically but their differences do not correlate strongly with their agricultural value.

Scientific classification

Kingdom:

Plantae

(unranked):

Angiosperms

(unranked):

Eudicots

(unranked):

Rosids

Order:

Fabales

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Sesbania

Species:

S. sesban

Binomial name

Sesbania sesban