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  Senna auriculata
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2:349. 1832; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Subtribe Cassiinae 119. 2001; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 328. 2009. Cassia auriculata L., Sp. Pl. 379. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 263. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 402(284). 1919; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 180. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 14. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 111. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aviram, Avarampoovu, Aaveeram, Ponnavara, Uorathakara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Tanner's cassia, Tanner's senna, Styptic weed
  Description: Shrubs; branchlets pubescent. Leaflets to 2 x 1 cm, oblong-obovate or elliptic, shortly acuminate, pubescent, gland opposite the leaflets, stipitate; petiole 1-1.5 cm, stipules 1 cm, lunate, auricled. Corymbs axillary and terminal; peduncle 2 cm, pubescent; flowers yellow; larger sepals 1.5 x 1 cm, broadly ovate, obtuse, outer smaller; petals 3-3.5 x 2 cm, ovate, orbicular, clawed; stamens 7 fertile and 3 staminodes. Pod flat, pubescent, mucronate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar; cultivated in the tropics
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Walayar
   
 
   
 
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