Senna uniflora (Mill.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia uniflora Mill.
  • Synonym(s) : Cassia sericea Sw.; Senna sericea (Sw.) Albrecht & Symon
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Senna uniflora (Mill.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
  • Common name : One-leaf Senna
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : wasteland, plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in wasteland and along roadsides.
  • Key identification features : An erect subshrub. Leaves are alternate, compound with glands between leaflets. Flowers are in short axillary bunches. Pod up to 3 cm. long, compressed and transversely septate, covered with hairs.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9178
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Alappuzha district, Thrissur district
  • Native : Tropical South America and West Indies
  • World Distribution : Introduced to the old World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S., 2008. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 5; 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 uniflora. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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