Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Sesbania Species:  Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers.






Synonym Aeschynomene grandiflora, Agati grandiflora Flower Color White
Common Name Agasti,Gaach-munga, Hathya Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Swamp Pea Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Houwaimal Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit slender, falcate or straight, 30–45 cm long, suture thick, seeds ca. 30, to 8 mm
Habitat Occurs in tropical dry and moist forest from sea level Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines Bark Details Bark deeply furrowed, yellowish brown
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species It It is a small erect quick-growing short-lived soft-wooded tree growing up to 10 m tall ark is light gray, corky and deeply furrowed Leaf Details Leaves 15–30 cm long; leaflets 10–20 pairs or more and an odd one

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found