Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia siamea Lam.
  • Synonym(s) : Cassia florida Vahl
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
  • Common name : Siamese Tree Senna, Ironwood tree, Siamese senna
  • Vernacular name : Manja konnai, Sinnakennai, Kassod, Seemalauari, Manjakonnai (Tamil); Seema tangedu (Telugu); Manjakonna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted and self sown
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains to 1400m. Widely cultivated
  • Key identification features : Moderate-sized tree
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Salem district
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : SE. Asia, Widely planted
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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 siamea. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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