Taxon: Senna septemtrionalis (Viv.) H. S. Irwin & Barneby

Genus: Senna
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Cassieae
        Subtribe: Cassiinae
Nomen number: 100054
Place of publication: Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:365. 1982
Name Verified on: 20-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Baileya 23:230. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Brittonia 35:365. 1983)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Oaxaca, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in tropics


    . also cult.


  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Hilsenbeck, R. A. & D. L. Marshall 1983. Schaueria calycobractea (Acanthaceae), a new species from Veracruz, Mexico (Brittonia) 35:365.
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Lock, J. M. 1988. Cassia sens. lat. (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) in Africa Kew Bull. 43:340.
  • Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae) (Baileya) 23:230.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)


Check other web resources for Senna septemtrionalis (Viv.) H. S. Irwin & Barneby :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image