Cassia occidentalis L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Cassia occidentalis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna occidentalis (L.)Link
  • Common name : Coffee Weed, Negro Coffee, Stinking weed
  • Vernacular name : Kasamarga (San.); Kasondi (Hin.); Kola thagache (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7291, CJS 14315
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : A glabrous erect branched herb. Leaves are alternate, paripinnate with glands above the pulvinus. Inflorescence is a raceme. Sepals often turn yellow and are hooded. Stamens are about nine. Fruit is a flat pod.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Central- & South America
  • Comments : A common weed of waste places. Seeds are roasted and used as a substitute or an adultrant for coffee.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Sakleshpur (Hassan)
  • 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; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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