Sesbania 


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Sesbania . Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000035181. Accessed on: 18 Sep 2021'

General Information

Morphological characters and geographic distribution are the same as those of the tribe.

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    Hierbas arbustivas o arbustos, las ramitas glabradas (en CR), sin espinas; estípulas pequeñas, deciduas. Hojas paripinnadamente compuestas; pecíolo sin nectarios glandulares; raquis sin nectarios glandulares; folíolos 12–54 pares (en CR), opuestos o subopuestos, mucronatos en el ápice (en CR), a veces glaucos en el envés. Infls. axilares, racemosas (de pocas fls.), con brácteas y bractéolas pequeñas, deciduas. Fls. blancas a amarillas o púrpura y (a veces) manchadas, zigomorfas, pediceladas; sépalos connatos en un cáliz ampliamente campanulado, igualmente 5-dentado; pétalos 5, mayormente separados (pero los de la quilla unidos en la base), el estandarte reflexo, suborbicular, la quilla curvada; estambres 10, los filamentos connatos (excepto con 1 separado); anteras sin glándulas. Frs. pardos o pardo amarillento (cuando secos), lineares y que terminan en un pico, cilíndricos, transversalmente septados entre las semillas, membranáceos (en CR), dehiscentes (en CR); semillas numerosas (hasta al menos 40), pardas, oblongas, aplanadas, sin arilo.

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    SESBANIA Scop.

    Por Amy Pool

    Hierbas anuales o perennes, arbustos o árboles pequeños. Hojas paripinnadas; folíolos opuestos a subopuestos, generalmente numerosos, en Nicaragua oblongos y apicalmente mucronulados, estipelas diminutas o aparentemente ausentes; estípulas pequeñas, caducas. Inflorescencias racimos, axilares, cortas con pocas flores, brácteas y bractéolas pequeñas y caducas, hipanto bien desarrollado; cáliz ampliamente campanulado, basalmente turbinado, apicalmente truncado hasta con 5 dientes iguales, pequeños y triangulares; pétalos en Nicaragua amarillos o rosados en las especies cultivadas, el estandarte suborbicular, cortamente unguiculado en la base, alas libres, quilla curvada, connada hacia abajo, largamente unguiculada basalmente; estambres 10, diadelfos, el vexilar libre y geniculado en la base; estigma pequeño, capitado. Legumbres a menudo largas y delgadas, teretes o comprimidas, rostradas, septadas entre las semillas, algunas veces indehiscentes; semillas numerosas, longitudinales, oblongas.

    Género con ca 50 especies de partes tropicales y cálidas del Nuevo y Viejo Mundo; 2 especies son nativas de Nicaragua y una tercera es cultivada.

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    Annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or small trees. Leaves alternate, even pinnate, often relatively narrow in outline and with numerous leaflets; leaflets oblong, entire, obtuse at the apex, rounded at the base, often glaucous, short petioluled; stipules small, deciduous; stipels minute or apparently absent. Info- rescence of relatively short and few-flowered axillary racemes; bracts and brac- teoles small, apparently deciduous. Flowers with the hypanthium broadly cam- panulate, as broad as long or broader, the 5 teeth equal, often short, truncate to triangular with the tip acute to acuminate; often thin; petals white, yellow, pur- plish, red, sometimes white spotted with color or variegated; standard longer than other petals, nearly round in outline, reflexed, short clawed and usually appendaged at the base, the wing petals free, the keel petals curved, joined below, with long claws; stamens diadelphous, the vexillary stamen free, geniculate near the base, the united stamens equal or 5 alternate ones somewhat longer; ovary stipitate, linear, the stigma small, capitate. Fruit often long and slender, terete (in extra-Panamanian species sometimes compressed, 4-angled or 4-winged), short stipitate, beaked, septate between the seeds within, the outside indented between the seeds in some species, 2-valved, indehiscent in a few species, the calyx often not persistent in fruit; seeds many oblong, slightly compressed, smooth, brown.

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  • "Cal-tube campanulate to hemispheric, with short, equal, triangular lobes; standard rotund to reniform, short-clawed; wings short-clawed, obliquely oblong-obovate, obscurely auriculate; keel-pet oblanceolate, long-clawed, strongly upcurved, auriculate at base; filaments 10, diadelphous, the tube gibbous at base; fr compressed, linear, the ± numerous seeds separated by transverse partitions; herbs or shrubs with even-pinnate lvs of numerous lfls and short, bracteolate, axillary racemes of yellow fls. 50, warm reg."

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    Morphology

    Pod long, dehiscent, rostrate, usually shortly stipitate, transversely septate, 8–50-seeded

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    Seeds usually ellipsoid; hilum circular or broadly elliptical near the centre of the longer side of the seed, often surrounded by a narrow rim-aril.

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    Vexillary stamen wholly free, sharply bent near the base where it may adhere to the appendages of the standard when the flower opens; filament-sheath longer than the free parts of the filaments, which are curved upwards and are not dilated at the tip; anthers all alike, oblong-elliptic, dorsifixed

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    Ovary glabrous or rarely pilose with soft spreading hairs; style glabrous or, less often, pubescent near the tip; stigma small, globose or ovoid

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    Erect annual, or briefly perennial, herbs or softly woody shrubs or small trees, often producing a dark gummy juice when the bark is cut

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    Hairs simple, white or golden, never brown or black

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    Flowers in axillary racemes; bracts and bracteoles present but often very caducous

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    Stipules never spurred or deeply lobed at the base; leaves abruptly pinnate, the rhachis channelled above, usually stipellate, the leaflets usually in more than 10 pairs, oblong, entire

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    Corolla glabrous, in East African species yellow, the standard nearly always streaked and spotted with purple and having on its claw 2 vertical parallel or divergent variously shaped appendages; blade of wing transversely ribbed, usually toothed or hooked at the base, the claw much shorter than the blade and than that of the keel; keel of a paler yellow than rest of corolla, its blade rounded below, rounded or broadly pointed at the tip, toothed at the base, not, or but little, longer than the claw

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    Calyx bell-shaped, sparsely woolly at the margin; teeth subequal, not arranged in 2 lips, shorter than the tube

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    Pod usually long, dehiscent, rostrate, usually shortly stipitate, sometimes winged, transversely septate, (2)4–51-seeded.

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    Seeds usually ellipsoid or cylindrical, rarely subreniform; hilum circular or, rarely, broadly elliptical, often surrounded by a narrow rim aril.

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    Upper stamen free, sharply bent near the base corresponding to the conspicuous auricles at the base of the filament sheath, the sheath longer than the free parts of the filaments which are curved upwards; anthers all alike, oblong-elliptic (much longer than wide in >i>S.grandiflora), dorsifixed.

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    Ovary glabrous or rarely pilose with soft spreading hairs; style glabrous or, less often, pubescent near the tip; stigma small, globose or ovoid.

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    Corolla glabrous, blue, mauve, white, red or orange, or more commonly yellow with the standard usually streaked and spotted or continuously veined with purple, the claw with two vertical parallel or divergent variously shaped appendages (these rarely lacking, as in S. grandiflora); blade of wing with transverse lamellate sculpturing (except in >i>S.>i>grandiflora), usually toothed or hooked at the base, the claw much shorter than the blade and shorter than that of the keel; blade of keel rounded below, rounded or broadly pointed at the tip, usually toothed at the base, not, or little, longer than the claw.

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    Erect annual or briefly perennial herbs or softly woody shrubs or small trees, often producing a dark gummy juice when the bark is cut.

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    Hairs simple, white or golden.

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    Leaves paripinnate, the rachis channelled above; leaflets often in more than 10 pairs, oblong, entire; stipels usually present at all petiolules; stipules truncate at the base, occasionally persistent.

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    Calyx campanulate, usually sparsely woolly at the margin; teeth subequal, shorter than the tube.

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    Flowers in axillary racemes; bracts and bracteoles present but often caducous.

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    Plantes'généralement annuelles ou bisannuelles, herbacées ou ± ligneuses.'Feuilles'alternes, imparipennées, à stipules caduques ou ± persistantes; stipelles minuscules ou absentes; folioles ± nombreuses, généralement oblongues, l'apicale souvent peu ou à peine développée, souvent parsemées en dessus de petits points noirs (globules d'huile ou de résine situés sous l'épiderme) et semblant souvent finement réticulées en dessous par la présence sous l'épiderme de dépôts résineux (? de formes irrégulières.'Racèmes'axillaires, parfois ramifiés.'Fleurs'à calice ± largement campanulé, à 5 dents subégales et généralement beaucoup plus courtes que le tube; corolle généralement jaune et souvent maculée de pourpre, parfois bleue ou rouge; étendard suborbiculaire, généralement muni à la face interne du court onglet d'une paire de petits appendices; ailes oblongues; carène incurvée, obtuse; étamines diadelphes, 9 soudées, la vexillaire libre; anthères ± semblables; ovaire sessile ou courtement stipité, multiovulé, glabre; style incurvé, glabre; stigmate capité.'Gousses linéaires, subcylindriques ou quadrangulaires et parfois ailées, souvent toruleuses, cloisonnées entre les graines par des prolongements internes de l'endocarpe, généralement déhiscentes, dépassant souvent 10 cm de long.\n\t\t\t\tGenre pantropical groupant ± 50 espèces, généralement localisées aux endroits humides. Parmi les 11 espèces congolaises, plusieurs sont très voisines et il semble qu'il existe des hybrides.

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    Habit

    herbs, shrubs, or small trees

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  • Included Species

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