Sesbania sesban

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Sesbania sesban
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Sesbania
Species: S. sesban
Binomial name
Sesbania sesban
(L.) Merr.

Sesbania sesban, the Egyptian riverhemp,[1] is a species of plant in the legume family.

Synonyms include:

  • Aeschynomene aegyptiaca (Pers.) Steud.
  • Aeschynomene sesban L.
  • Emerus sesban (L.) Kuntze


Sesbania sesban is a nitrogen-fixing tree and may be useful in alley cropping.


  1. ^ "Sesbania sesban". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 

External links

  • Sesbania sesban in West African plants – A Photo Guide.

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