Cassia alata L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Cassia alata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna alata (L.)Roxb.
  • Common name : Candle Cassia
  • Vernacular name : Dadrughana (San.); Dadmurdaare, Dadmari (Hin.); Aane thagathe (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CS 9402
  • Key identification features : A bold and strikingly large shrub. Leaves are large, compound, alternate with 7-14 pairs of leaflets. Flowers in long terminal erect inflorescences. Flowers are showy, about 3 cm. across. Fruit a flattened, many-seeded pod.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Commonly cultivated in gardens, also found as an escape along roadsides.. Leaves are used in treatment of certain skin diseases.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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