ses-BAN-ee-uh — an old Arabic name
by-spin-OH-suh — two-spined
 

commonly known as: prickly sesban • Assamese: ধনস্যা dhanasa • Hindi: ढैंचा dhaincha • Marathi: रान शेवरी raan shevari • Tamil: செங்கிடை cen-kitai, மலைமுருங்கை malai-murunkai • Telugu: ఎర్రజీలుగ errajiluga

Native to: tropical Africa & Asia; widely naturalized, exact native range obscure


India (N); Andhra Pradesh ; Arunachal Pradesh ; Bihar ; Dadra-Nagar-Haveli ; Daman ; Delhi ; Diu ; Goa ; Gujarat ; Haryana ; Jammu-Kashmir ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra; Orissa ; Punjab ; Rajasthan; Tamil Nadu ; Tripura ; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal & other countries as per ILDIS;

Annual or biennial, up to 2 m tall, sparsely aculeate on stem and petiole; leaf 20-35 cm long, aculeate with 50-110 leaflets; flowers yellow spotted with violet, in pairs to 12-flowered racemes; pod 15-25 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, 35-40 seeed.
Widely used for Nitrogen fixation in paddy fields.


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ses-BAN-ee-uh — an old Arabic name
by-spin-OH-suh — two-spined
 
Sep 13, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: prickly sesban • Assamese: ধনস্যা dhanasa • Hindi: ढैंचा dhaincha • Marathi: रान शेवरी raan shevari • Tamil: செங்கிடை cen-kitai, மலைமுருங்கை malai-murunkai • Telugu: ఎర్రజీలుగ errajiluga
Native to: tropical Africa & Asia; widely naturalized, exact native range obscure
some views: Sep 13, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra 


Oct 13, 2009 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra


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ses-BAN-ee-uh — an old Arabic name
Oct 19, 2008 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
some views: Oct 19, 2008 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
Sep 23, 2007 … at Phirojshahnagar, Mumbai
Nov 27, 2009 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra


I doubt it to be Sesbania sesban, which never has more than 40-50 leaflets. The second and third photographs I fear belong to S. bispinosa.


Please disregard my initial post in this thread showing posted plants as Sesbania sesban. They should be S. bispinosa.
You may take a look at efi thread where … has posted S. sesban.
Many thanks …, for pointing to the wrong identification in this thread.

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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Week_Sesbania bispinosa_ 091111PD03 Flora of Orissa:  

Name of the species: Sesbania bispinosa Syn. S. aculeata Syn. Coronilla aculeata)
Family: Fabaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Orissa
Habit: Herb, under shrub (1 to 3 m tall)
Habitat: Wild, in boundary of rice field
Altitude: 200 to 400 m above msl
Though already shared by … on the earlier post, i am attaching the close up of the flowers to share in the group.


Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Sesbania bispinosa from Delhi:

Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W.F. Wight in U.S. Dept. Bur. Pl. Ind. Bull. no. 137:15. 1909.
Syn: Aeschynomene bispinosa Jacq.; Sesbania aculeata (Willd.) Poir.
Annual or biennial, up to 2 m tall, sparsely aculeate on stem and petiole; leaf 20-35 cm long, aculeate with 50-110 leaflets; flowers yellow spotted with violet, in pairs to 12-flowered racemes; pod 15-25 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, 35-40 seeed.

Photographed from Vikas Puri, New Delhi


Nicely depicted aculeate nature of the plant. Often these spines are noticed only on touching the plant.


A shrub observed near Pune 3-4feet high.
Compound leaves and yellow flowered racemes for ID
Sesbania species?

Yes, it is Sesbania species.


I hope Sesbania bispinosa


Closeup of the plant may help, although looks like S bispinosa


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Sharing the images of Sesbania bispinosa from Coimbatore.:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos of Sesbania bispinosa? hope so. In this case the stem colour is reddish.
Location: GRD College, Near Airport, Coimbatore.
Date: 10.12.2011
Habitat: Urban
Habit: Shrub?


Yes, it is Sesbania bispinosa; ‘Thakkaippoondu’ தக்கைப்பூண்டு in Tamil.


Yes, this is Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W. F. Wight of Fabaceae. Widely used for Nitrogen fixation in paddy fields.



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Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W.Wight
along Ghodbunder Road on September 13, 2008 
at Vaghbil on October 13, 2009 


 

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Came across this tall herb here in Mumbai. (Almost; 2 to 3 m ht)
Bot. name: Sesbania bispinosa
Marathi name: Ran-Shevri
Family: Fabaceae

Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight: Sesbania bispinosa from Delhi-GSOCT68/73 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W.F. Wight in U.S. Dept. Bur. Pl. Ind. Bull. no. 137:15. 1909.
Syn: Aeschynomene bispinosa Jacq.; Sesbania aculeata (Willd.) Poir.
Annual or biennial, up to 2 m tall, sparsely aculeate on stem and petiole; leaf 20-35 cm long, aculeate with 50-110 leaflets; flowers yellow spotted with violet, in pairs to 12-flowered racemes; pod 15-25 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, 35-40 seeed.
Photographed from Vikas Puri, New Delhi


 

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This is widely cultivated species of Sesbania in our area, recommended and sold by Govt. agencies to be sown in gap between “Rabi” and “Kharif”
I think this is Sesbania bispinosa (?) though prickles are not conspicuous….

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Please validate the id of this wild plant growing in wet places..
Sesbania bispinosa ?


The specimen confirms with Sesbania bispinosa



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Wild Plant For ID : Bangalore : 01DEC16 : AK-1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Wild plant seen in the first week of Nov, growing near a lake.

Seems to be from the Fabaceae family.
Very tiny yellow flowers.


Its Sesbania bispinosa


Thank you for the id.

…, would this be the same plant? Seen today in Muscat. Attachments (1)


This is an old thread but today evening I had gone to the (Juhu) beach, Mumbai, for a walk and saw a clump of these plants / shrubs on the beach.
I don’t have quality images so not posting them (will go again and photograph them).
My query is ‘Do these grow commonly on sandy beaches also?’


Sesbania bispinosa


Yes …, your old post got me thinking wrt habitat.
… the query is about habitat, identification was never in doubt.
In fact, I have just returned from the beach again and have photographed the plant, except flower bloom, for which I will go again to complete my set.
I noted that the S. bispinosa along with a host of grasses, weeds, creepers were growing there.
However, the S. bispinosa clumps were exactly at the spot where some building / construction material had been dumped. So there was a mix of sand and construction material (‘rabit’ is what we call it).
Will post pictures later after downloading and processing them.

 

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ID(ID-DKB133) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Plant from smriti van Jaipur

 for ID(ID-DKB133)

Photo Taken on-16.9.2007


… perhaps some Sesbania species ?


May be Sesbania sesban as link:
http://images.google.co.in/images?hl=en&q=Sesbania%20sesban&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi


I think it should be Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W.Wight due to prickle on the stem.


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Flora of Haryana: Sesbania bispinosa from a field of village Khubru Sonipat Haryana (225 Mts):  Sesbania bispinosa
from a field of village Khubru Sonipat Haryana (225 Mts)
Wild growing upto height of 6 feet 

 

 

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It is Sesbania sp. ? coming under Fabaceae


Yes sesbania. Close up needed for species fixation, guess it to be S. sesban


Sesbania sesban


attaching more pics for ID confirmation


Sesbania seban is a medium sized, multi-branched tree. Here this doesn’t loos like S. seban.

Please check whether the stem has prickles or not. If the stem is prickled, this could be Sesbania bispinosa of Leguminosae family.


Sesbania bispinosa i think


I also think Sesbania seban

It always not a medium size tree … in or area we used this plant as green manure and also for low quality fuel wood.
And it flower within 3-4 months of seed sowing


My point is that if the habit of this plant is (small) tree it would be woody and perennial. The given plant doesn’t look very woody (as that of a tree) and branched (S. seban is a much branched plant whether it is small shrub or tree) Further, I am not sure whether the given plant is perennial or not (doesn’t look so).

In S. seban leaflets are larger (comparatively) and less in number (20-40) whereas, in Sesbania bispinosa the leaflets are smaller and would count between 40-80 in number.
Further, in Sesbania bispinosa, the pod is narrow and linear (thread like) whereas Sesbania seban the pod is little thicker and bulged as seeds matures.
Please refer the illustrations therein. 


this is called Jayanti in bangla… … Sesbania sesban would be it… common in south 24 paraganas…
I used to have one that I got from a herbal garden planted by ethnobotanists/ professors… so was authenticated… Important Ayurvedic plant…


The habit can often be misleading in genera like Sesbania and Aeschynomene, but what can’t be confused in this genus is the number of leaflets. Sesbania sesban never has more than 50 leaflets, and S. bispinosa never less than 40-50. This plant leaflet number is easily more than 60 . As such it should be S. bispinosa.

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=220012452


I stand corrected…
I will count the leaflets in my plants pictures… unfortunately it did not survive my long absences from kolkat a few years ago..
so all I have left are a few old pictures… I’ll dig them out and count…


 

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Identification of plant : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 Mb each. 
Please identify this plant. Photographs are taken on 10 DEC 2017. Place : Agara Lake, HSR layout, Bengaluru.

The flowering season was over. Only long slender pods are seen on the plant.

Sesbania bispinosa (Jacq.) W.Wight [Leguminosae]. A few yellow flower buds are visible in the first image.

 

 

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Fwd: Sesbania bispinosa : 2 posts by 2 authors. 2 images.
Thank a lot for the help rendered to me previously on many occasions. 
Incorporating two slides of Sesbania bispinosa, one is old (10 DEC 2017) and other is new (2 SEP 2018).
Sending these slide with the hope that you may find them interesting.

This i believe is Aeschynomene indica. This was seen in plenty by the roadside near Khalapur, MH in Aug 2019. The plants were around 1 m. in height. 
However, no flowering or fruiting was seen.


No, It’s not Aeschynomene …, 

Sesbania bispinosa only,


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I think, I forgot to attach pics. Here they are. Regards Alka Khare
I think, I forgot to attach pics. Here they are.
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Does look like it. Today I saw a huge colony of the same in afternoon ………. about 2 feet tall plants, flowering stage, no fruit yet ……… may be you were early by a few days.  


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