Dhaincha | Sesbania aculeata

The legume Sesbania bispinosa, also known as Sesbania aculeata Pers., is a small tree in the genus Sesbania. The flower is the provincial flower of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. It is called dhaincha in hindi


common names, including danchi, dunchi, dhaincha, canicha, prickly sesban, ""Jantar"" or spiny sesbania. In Vietnam, it is called điên điển gai or điền thanh gai.

Dhaincha is generally grown as a green manuring crop in India. It is a tall branching annual herb adapted to wet areas and heavy soils. This species has long been used for feeding livestock and for soil improvement in India.

Nutritive value

The crude protein content of seeds of Sesbania species is 33.0% and 10.9% crude  fibre.  It  can also be used as fodder during the scarcity period. Sesbania species contain lectins.

 Dhaincha | Sesbania aculeata