Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia auriculata L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Tanner's Cassia, Eared Senna, Tanner's senna, Styptic weed
  • Vernacular name : Tarwar (Hindi); Olle thangadi, Honambre gida (Telugu); Aavarai, Avaram (Tamil); Nelatangedu, Kondatangedu, Thangedu (Telugu); Aavartaki (Sanskrit); Tarwad (Marathi); Aviram, Avarampoovu, Aaveram, Ponnavara, Uorathakara
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, plains and roadsides
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Prakasam district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, cultivated in other tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Senna auriculata. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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