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(Sesbania sesban)

Sesbania - illustration  
  • shrub or small tree legume
  • tolerant of more acid soils and waterlogging
  • high nutritive value
  • no apparent toxicity.

Sesbania sesban (L) Merrill -
1 flowering branch; 2 fruit; 3 seeds.

Sesbania cv. Mount Cotton is a short-lived fodder shrub or small tree.

It will grow in soils not suitable for leucaena as it will tolerate acid soils and waterlogging, as well as soil salinity.

Sesbania tolerates cool temperatures in south-east Queensland, but can be frosted.

It has a high nutritive value, and cattle have gained good weight without any apparent toxicity.

Creator: Ian Partridge
Date created: 07 April 1998  Revised: 15 January 2003

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