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  Senna intermedia
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Senna intermedia (B.D. Sharma, Vivek. & Rathakr.) V. Singh, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 16: 600. 1992; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Subtribe Cassiinae 144. 2001; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 328. 2009. Cassia intermedia B.D. Sharma, Vivek. & Rathakr., Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Pl. Sci.) 80B:301. 1974; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 164. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 16. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 121. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 198. 2005.
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  Description: Shrubs, up to 2.5 m high, hirsute initially, becoming puberulous with age; stem zigzag. Leaves alternate, rachis (including petiole) 3.5-14.5 cm long, hairy; leaflets 3-5 pairs, 1-9.5 x 0.6-3.5 cm, ovate or ovate-elliptic, acute-subacuminate, oblique or rounded at base, ciliate, hirsute; gland solitary, at the base of petiole, sessile, ca 2 mm long, ovoid or subglobose; sipules 5-7 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate, hirsute. Racemes axillary, few-flowered, passing into sub-terminal panicles; pedicels 0.8-1.5 cm long (2.5 cm in fruit). Sepals ovate or boat-shaped, obtuse, hirsute outside. Petals yellow, ca 1.5 x 1.2 cm, obovate. Fertile stamens 7; two anthers 6-8 mm long, falcate, on ca 8 mm long flattened filaments; 4 lateral anthers 4-5.5 mm long, on ca 4 mm long filaments; 1 anther much smaller and narrow; all anthers dehiscing by apical pores; staminodes 3. Ovary hirsute with white or pale appressed hairs; style glabrous, recurved at the tip; stigma oblique, hairy. Pods 1.5-9.5 x 0.4-0.6 cm, linear, compressed, straight or slightly curved, hirsute, sutures not distinct; seeds ca 4 mm in diameter, ovate-suborbicular, compressed, brown; areole oblong, on both faces.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Kakki hills, Begur, Thekkady
   
 
   
 
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