Sesbania punicea (Cav.) Benth.

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Sesbania punicea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Sesbania punicea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Sesbania punicea

Picture: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

Sesbania punicea

Picture: Bart Wursten
By Odzi R., nr Hot Springs

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Synonyms: Daubentonia punicea
Piscidia punicea Cav.
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Description:
Deciduous shrub or very small tree. Leaves pinnate with 10-14 pairs of leaflets, glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, showy; flowers deep orange to red. The pods are 4-angled with short wings on the angles and a sharply pointed tip.
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Derivation of specific name: punicea: scarlet, carmine
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Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native of South America; naturalised in southern Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 224 - 226.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Sesbania punicea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sesbania punicea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sesbania punicea
African Plant Database: Sesbania punicea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sesbania punicea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sesbania punicea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sesbania punicea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sesbania punicea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sesbania punicea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sesbania punicea
iNaturalist: Sesbania punicea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sesbania punicea
JSTOR Plant Science: Sesbania punicea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesbania punicea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sesbania punicea
Plants of the World Online: Sesbania punicea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sesbania punicea
Tropicos: Sesbania punicea
Wikipedia: Sesbania punicea


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sesbania punicea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130240, retrieved 6 August 2020

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