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  Senna montana
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Senna montana (Heyne ex Roth) V. Singh, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 16: 600. 1992; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Subtribe Cassiinae 154. 2001. Cassia montana Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 214. 1821; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 264. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 402(284). 1919; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 18. 1992; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 119. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 107. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 122. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattavara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large shrubs to small trees, young shoots yellow tomentose. Leaves to 18 cm long; leaflets oblong, obtuse mucronate, base rounded, to 3 x 1.2 cm. Flowers 2.5 cm across, yellow, in axillary and terminal short corymbose panicles. Petals obovate. Stamens 10, upper 3 staminodes. Fruit compressed, beaked; seeds ca. 20, ovoid, longitudinal.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along riverbanks
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rosemala, Kallar, Koruthode, Vandalodu
   
 
   
 
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