Brazilian glory-pea
Sesbania punicea (Cavanilles) BenthamFabaceae

common name synonyms: coffeeweed, rattlebox, rattlepod, red sesbania

scientific name synonyms: S. puniceus??, S. tripetii (Poit.) hort. ex Hubb., Daubentonia punicea (Cav.) DC., D. tripetii Poit., Piscidia punicea Cav.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Fabales

growth form: tree, shrub, subshrub

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: South America

notes: introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA); poisonous; weed in Argentina, US

invasiveness notes: benign




Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth