Senna siamea

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Senna siamea (Lam.) H. S. Irwin & Barneby
  • Synonyms : Cassia siamea Lam.
  • Common Name : Kasheed, Kasood, Siamese Senna, Siamese Cassia
  • Plant Family : Caesalpiniaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 4-6, 8, 10-21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity, Basan, Aranya Van

About Senna siamea Plant :

  • Habit : A small tree of quick growth, 2-20 m. high with spreading branches.
  • Leaves : Paripinnate, leaflets 6-14 pairs, oblong, emarginated, mucronate.
  • Inflorescence : Panicles of corymbose, racemes.
  • Flowers : Yellow in colour. Calyx divided, petals 5, subequal, stamens 10, 3 sterile.
  • Fruit : Pod flat, brown.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - May
  • Significance : Planted as a roadside tree.