Katuru Murunga Mal - Sesbania Grandiflora
Sesbania grandiflora (also known as agati, syn. Aeschynomene grandiflora) or hummingbird tree/scarlet wisteria is a small tree in the genus Sesbania.
It is a tree growing between 3 and 5 m i height. The leaves are regular and rounded and the flowers white and large, very characteristic. The fruits look like flat, long and thin green beans.
In cultivation it grows rapidly. It likes exposure to sunshine and it is extremely frost sensitive.
The flowers of S. grandiflora are eaten as a vegetable in Southeast Asia, like Laos, Thailand, Java in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Ilocos Region of the Philippines.
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