Sesbania cavanillesii S.Watson

Frost-tender shrub or small tree with pinnate leaves composed of up to 12 pairs of lance-shaped leaflets, and racemes of yellow flowers in summer.  To 2m or more.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1820.  [JD].  The seeds are used as a substitute for coffee by the local populace.  [Don].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.379/1850].


Published Dec 17, 2009 - 03:30 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 02:27 PM

More details about Sesbania cavanillesii S.Watson
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Mexico and southern USA

  • Daubentonia longifolia DC.
  • Daubentonia cavanillesii Standl.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Daubentonia longifolia 

Confidence level high