EPPO Global Database

Sesbania sesban(SEBSE)

Code created in: 2004-04-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SEBSE
  • Preferred name: Sesbania sesban
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Fawcett & Rendle


Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, most of Africa. Introduced in China, Indochina, Malesia, Caribbean, South America (Brazil and adjoining countries)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Sesban aegyptiaca Poiret
Sesbania sesban subsp. sesban (Linnaeus) Fawcett & Rendle
Sesbania tschadica Chevalier

Common names
Name Language
Egyptian riverhemp English
Egyptian sesbania English
sesban French
palisandro Spanish (CU)