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135. Sesbania Scopoli, Intr. Hist. Nat. 308. 1777.

田菁属 tian jing shu

Agati Adanson; Resupinaria Rafinesque; Sesban Adanson.

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

Sesbania javanica Miquel, reported from Taiwan in FRPS (40: 234. 1994), is based on a misidentification of S. cannabina (see T. C. Huang & H. Ohashi, Fl. Taiwan, ed. 2, 3: 362. 1993).


1 Trees; leaflet blades 8-16 mm wide; flowers 7-10 cm, falcately curved in bud; legume 7-8 mm wide.   4 S. grandiflora
+ Herbs, annual or perennial and suffrutescent; leaflet blades 2-4(-7) mm wide; flowers usually less than 2 cm, not or only slightly falcately curved in bud; legume 2.5-4 mm wide   (2)
       
2 (1) Leaves 20-40-foliolate; leaf rachis 4-10 cm, internodes often less than 3 cm, node often gibbous; corolla standard 1.1-1.3 cm.   3 S. sesban
+ Leaves 40-80-foliolate; leaf rachis 13-30 cm, internodes often more than 3 cm, node not gibbous; corolla standard 0.9-1 cm   (3)
       
3 (2) Branchlets, leaf rachises, and flower rachises without prickles; leaflet blades adaxially ± villous when young, glabrescent; standard wider than long.   1 S. cannabina
+ Branchlets, leaf rachises, and flower rachises with ± projected prickles; leaflet blades usually glabrous; standard longer than wide.   2 S. bispinosa

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