Senna italica Mill.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Synonym(s) : Cassia obtusa Roxb.; Cassia italica (Mill.) Lam. ex Andrews
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna italica Mill.
  • Common name : Italian Senna
  • Vernacular name : Neladavare (Kannada); Nilavaalai (Tamil); Nelatangedu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Bare grounds or fallow fields.
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 400m
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 21/04/2009
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36922
  • Collection Locality : Thummalapalle, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Ballari district, Hassan district, Bengaluru district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Mysuru district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, TBLG, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Thanjavur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Arabia, Egypt
  • 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; Saldanha 1996. Flora of Karnataka; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 - A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • 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 italica. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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