Cassia sophera L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Cassia sophera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna sophera (L.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Foetid Senna
  • Vernacular name : Kasamarda (San.); Kasunda (Hin.); Alemuruga, Kasamarda (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10351, KFP 10453, KFP 12376
  • Collector(s) Name : B.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : An undershrub with alternate compound leaves. Leaflets are linear and pointed. Flowers are about 2.5 cm across on a few-flowered inflorescence. Flowers are in axillary, short, corymbose racemes. Fruit is a flat, long pod.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : West Indies
  • Comments : Sometimes cultivated in gardens and along roadsides. Leaves are used medicinally.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Thirthalli (Shimoga)
  • Distribution Locality : Bijapur, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; 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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