Senna montana (Roth) V.Singh

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia montana Heyne ex Roth
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna montana (Roth) V.Singh
  • Common name : Deccan Senna
  • Vernacular name : Betta thangadi (Kannada); Malai Aaviram (Tamil); Pagadi tangedu, Konda tangedu (Telugu); Kattavara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, also along river banks
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to 900m. Sometimes planted and also as an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district, Tiruchirapalli district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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 montana. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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