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Senna surattensis

Accepted name

Senna surattensis (Burm. f.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Cassia fastigiata Vahl1, 4
Cassia galuca Lam.6
Cassia galuca Lam. var. koenigii Kurz4
Cassia galuca Lam. var. suffruticosa (Roth)Baker1, 4, 7
Cassia suffruiticosa Roth5
Cassia suffruticosa Roth1, 4, 7
Cassia surattensis Burm. f.1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Cassia surattensis Burm. f. subsp. suffruticosa (Roth)K.Larsen & S.S.Larsen1, 4
Cassia surattensis Burm. f. var. suffruticosa (Roth)Ali9
Psilorhegma suffruticosa (Roth) Britton & Rose1
Senna speciosa Roxb.1
Senna surattensis (Burm. f.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby var. suffruticosa (Roth)Isely10


Tribe: Cassieae;  Genus: Senna

Vernacular names

Glaucous Cassia (En)4


Perennial non-climbing tree


Environmental2; Environmental11; Environmental12; Environmental13; Environmental4; Environmental14; Food and Drink11; Medicine11; Medicine4


Much confused with Senna sulfurea.; Occurrence of this taxon in the Society Islands is questionable.15; Often cultivated in Thailand. Cultivated thruoghout the tropics.16; De Wit's decsription of S. surattensis has become muddled with S. sulfurea.5; Native to S.E. Asia.2; Native of S.E. Asia; widely cultivated in the Tropics.17

Geographical records

Africa18, 19:   Ghana(I)19, Ivory Coast(I)19, Nigeria(I)19, Tanzania(I)19, Togo(I)19, Zaire(I)18, Zimbabwe(I)19

Asia2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39:   Bangladesh(N)34, Bhutan(I)12, Burma(U)5, China(I)7, India(N)4, 5, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, India-ISO(N)18, Indonesia-ISO(N)17, 18, Irian Jaya(N)17, Laos(I)11, Malaysia-ISO(N)18, Myanmar(N)30, Pakistan(I)22, Philippines(U)5, Ryukyu Is(I)6, Singapore(I)39, Sri Lanka(I)18, 23, Taiwan(I)3, 7, Thailand(I)16, Vietnam(I)11

Australasia18:   Australia(N)18, Papua New Guinea(N)17

Caribbean:   Caribbean-TRP(U)1, 8

China:   Fujian7, Guangdong7, Guangxi7

India:   Andhra Pradesh37, Arunachal Pradesh30, Assam30, Bihar28, Delhi31, Goa4, Gujarat25, Haryana30, Himachal Pradesh29, Jammu-Kashmir30, Karnataka20, Kerala4, Madhaya Pradesh32, Maharashtra26, Manipur30, Meghalaya30, Mizoram30, Nagaland30, Orissa4, Pondicherry30, Punjab30, Rajasthan27, Sikkim30, Tamil Nadu21, Tripura30, Uttar Pradesh35, 36, 38, West Bengal33, Yanan30

Indian Ocean2, 40, 41:   Maldives(U)41, Mauritius(I)2, Reunion(I)2, Rodrigues(I)40

North America10:   United States(I)1, 10

Pacific Ocean1, 15, 17, 42, 43:   Bismarck Archipelago(N)17, Cook Is(I)43, Hawaii(U)1, Marshall Is(I)42, Northern Marianas(I)42, Society Is(I)15, Solomon Is(U)17, Tonga(I)43

United States:   California10, Florida10, Texas10

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)


Literature citations

Description2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 45, 46;  Illustration4, 7, 11, 16, 47


2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005);     Coordinator: 2005-07 (Americas update) Sokolova IV


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2:Polhill, R, M. (1990) Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
3:Huang, T.C. & Ohashi, H. (1993) Leguminosae. In Flora of Taiwan, 2nd Ed. 3: 148-421. Taipei, Tai
4:Singh, V. (2001) Monograph on Indian Subtribe Cassiinae (Caesalpiniaceae)
5:Irwin. H.S. & Barneby, R.C. (1982) Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 35 (1 & 2): 1-918 The American Cassiinae
6:Walker, E.H. (1976) Flora of Okinawa and S. Ryukyu islands. Washing. Smithson. Inst
7:Chen, P.Y. (1988) Erythrophloeum & ... In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sinicae, 39 (Legum. 1)
8:Liogier, A.H. (1988) Desc. Flora Puerto Rico & Adjacent Is-Spermatophyta Vol. II
9:Polhill, R.M. (2001) Pers. comm.
10:Isely, D. (1998) Native & naturalized Leg. of the USA. Brigham Young Univ. Utah
11:Larsen, K. et al (1980) In: Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam, Vol 18. A.
12:Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1987) Flora of Bhutan, Vol. 1. (Part 3). Edinburgh: RBG
13:Hotta, M et al (1989) Sekai Yuhyou-shokubutu (Useful Pls. of World) Heibonsha. Tokyo
14:Backer, C.A. (1963) Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
15:Welsh, S.L. (1998) Flora Societensis
16:Larsen, K. et al. (1984) Flora of Thailand, Vol 4 Part 1. In: T. Smithinand & K. Larsen
17:Verdcourt, B. (1979) A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
18:Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1952) Flore du Congo Belge, Vol. 3. Mimosoideae, Caesalpinoideae.
19:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
20:Saldanha, C.J. & Nicolson, D.H. (1976) Flora of the Hassan District, Karnataka, India.
21:Gamble, J.S. (1918) Flora of the Presidency of Madras, Vol. 1. (Parts 2-3) 1918-19
22:Ali, S.I. (1973) Flora of Pakistan, No. 54 Caesalpiniaceae. Karachi: Univ Karac
23:Rudd, V.E. (1991) Flora of Ceylon 7: 34-107. Caesalpinioideae
24:Chen, T.C. (1988) Flora Reipubl. Popular Sin. Vol. 39. Science Press. Beijing
25:Shah, G.L. (1978) Flora of Gujarat State Vol. 1
26:Cooke, T. (1903) The Flora of the Presidency of Bombay Vol. 1
27:Shetty, B.V. & Singh, V. (1987) Flora of Rajasthan Vol. 1. Flora of India Series 2
28:Haines, H.H. (1908) The Forest Flora of Chota Nagpur
29:Chowdhery, H.J. & Wadhwa, B.M. (1984) Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 1
30:Sanjappa, M. (2000) Checklist of the Leguminosae in South Asia. Typescript
31:Maheshwari, J.K. (1963) The Flora of Delhi
32:Singh, A.N. (1993) In: Verma, D.M. & al. (Eds.) Flora of Madhya Pradesh, Vol. 1.
33:Naskar, K. (1993) Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta Vol. 1
34:Khatun, R.B. (1987) Tree Legumes of Bangladesh
35:Sharma, A.K. & Dhakre, J.S. (1995) Flora of Agra District. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
36:Srivastava, T.N. (1976) Flora Gorakhpurensis
37:Venkataraju, R.R. & Pullaiah, T. (1986) J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 8: 239-241. Cassia suffruticosa-little...
38:Kanjilal, U.N. (1928) Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehra Dun & Saharanpur Forest...
39:Keng, H. (1990) Concise Flora of Singapore. Singapore
40:Strahm, W. (1989) Plant Red Data Book for Rodrigues
41:Willis, J.C. & Gardiner, J.S. (1901) Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Peradeniya) 1: 45-164 Botany of Maldive Is.
42:Fosberg, F.R. et al. (1979) A Geographical Checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae
43:Horn, P.E. (1988) Herbarium References
44:Brenan, J.P.M. (1967) Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill
45:Ding Hou, Larsen, S & Larsen, K (1996) Flora Malesiana I, 12, 2: 409-784. Caesalpiniaceae.
46:Corner, E.J. H (1952) Wayside trees of Malaya (2nd ed.) Singapore.
47:Huang, T.C. & Ohashi, H. (1977) In: Li, H.L. et al. (Eds.) Flora of Taiwan, Vol. 3: 148-421.

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