Habit : A diffuse perennial herb with stems glabrous, woody below, branches spreading.
Rachis glabrous, without any glands.
Leaflets 3-6 pairs, glabrous above, more or less glabrous beneath, stipules minute very acute.
Inflorescence : Axillary racemes.
Flowers : Yellow, stamens 7, very unequal.
Pods very typical, flat, thin, glabrous, falcatelyrecurved, transversely veined and with a prominent crest down the middle of the faces, the persistent base of the style somewhat lateral. Seeds 8-12, wedge-shaped, with a transverse ridge across the middle of each face.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - November
Significance : The whole plant is sold in the bazaars as a substitute for the true senna.