Sesbania aegyptiaca – Famine Foods

Sesbania aegyptiaca


West Africa: flowers of a wild and sometimes cultivated species eaten. India: (Bombay Presidency; Rajasthan, western): seeds eaten. Chad (central): leaves eaten. Reported to be highly nitrogenous.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
Bombay Presidency: Shevri. Western Rajasthan: Ekad, Jayanti. Chad (central) Arabic: Torero.

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