Cassia auriculata L.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Cassia auriculata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna auriculata (L.)Roxb.
  • Common name : Tanner's Cassia, Eared Senna
  • Vernacular name : Aavartaki (San.); Tarwar (Hin.); Olle thangadi, Honambre gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6757, KFP 9335
  • Collector(s) Name : B.R.Ramesh & S.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : A large shrub, most colourful when in flower. Leaves are pinnately compound with glands opposite to leaflets. Stipules are leaf-like and persistent. Flowers (3-3.5 cm. across) in corymbose racemes are golden yellow. Fruit is a pod, long and dehiscent. This plant is found in highly disturbed areas and in dry places.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : South America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bagalkot (Bijapur)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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