Wednesday, October 19, 2011


 Egyptian rattle pod (Sesbania sesban).
S. sesban grows well in the subtropics and is significant in extending the nitrogen-fixing forage trees into cooler, higher elevation regions of the tropics. It has outstanding ability to withstand waterlogging and is ideally suited to seasonally flooded environments. When flooded, it initiates floating, adventitious roots and protects its stems, roots and nodules with spongy, aerenchyma tissue. It is common along streams, swamp banks and moist and inundated bottomlands. S.sesban shows some tolerance to moisture stress and tolerates soil alkalinity and salinity to a considerable degree. Source of information from: .


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