Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia didymobotrya Fresen.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
  • Common name : Popcorn Cassia, Peanut Butter Senna
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Planted in Gardens
  • Comments / notes : Introduced in hills of higher altitudes, also as an escape
  • Key identification features : Shrub or small tree; flowers showy yellow
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Introduced
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 didymobotrya. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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