Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.

Latin for 'large flowers'.

Aeschynomene coccinea L.f.
Aeschynomene grandiflora (L.) L.
Agati coccinea (L.f.) Desv.
Agati grandiflora (L.) Desv.
Agati grandiflora var. albiflora Wight & Arn.
Agati grandiflora var. coccinea (L.f.) Wight & Arn.
Coronilla coccinea (L.f.) Willd.
Coronilla grandiflora (L.) Willd.
Coronilla grandiflora Boiss.
Dolichos arborescens G. Don
Dolichos arboreus Forssk.
Emerus grandiflorus (L.) Kuntze
Resupinaria grandiflora (L.) Raf.
Robinia grandiflora L.
Sesban coccinea (L.f.) Poir.
Sesban grandiflora (L.) Poir. [Spelling variant]
Sesban grandiflorus (L.) Poir.
Sesbania aegyptiaca (Pierre) Pers.
Sesbania coccinea (L.f.) Pers.
Sesbania formosa F.Muell.

Understorey tree up to 15 m tall and 30 cm dbh. Stipules? Leaves alternate. compound, leaflets opposite, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 80 mm long, white-pink, placed in few flowered clusters. Fruits ca. 400 mm long, green, flattened pods.

Planted in villages, gardens, but also found in swamps and coastal forests on sandy soils.

The bark is used medicinally against tongue diseases (especially for children). The leaves and flowers are eaten as a vegatable.

Originally from tropical Asia, but currently pan-tropical. In Borneo it has been collected in Sarawak, Sabah and East-Kalimantan.

Local names
Borneo: Kambang tuli, Turi.