Cassia obtusifolia L.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Species : Cassia obtusifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
  • Key identification features : Erect herbs or undershrubs upto 2 m tall. Leaflets are cuneate, rounded at base, lowest pair is smallest, opposite at margin, apex obtuse, apiculate, gland between the lowest pair of leaflets only. Flowers are yellow with calyx lobes being 5, ovate, glabrous and petals obnlong. Pods are sub-terete with about 30-40 seeds.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : A naturalized weed along the roadsides of thorn and scrub forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bijapur, Gulbarga
  • Floras referred : N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka


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