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Taxon: Senna sophera (L.) Roxb.

 
Genus: Senna
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Nomen number: 100060
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 2:347. 1832
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Oct-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Oct-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):446. 1999; Ill Chin Mat Med, as Cassia torosa); folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):446. 1999; Ill Chin Mat Med, as Cassia torosa)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Sikkim, Rajasthan]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Oaxaca, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana (n.), Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Naturalized



    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zambia

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]


    Uncertain

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Australia's Virtual Herbarium (on-line resource). (Aust Virtual Herb)
  2. Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2 (L Oman)
  3. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  4. Irwin, H. S. & R. C. Barneby 1982. The American Cassiinae: a synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Cassiinae in the New World Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:440.
  5. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. (Leg SAsia)
  6. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia (Leg Bahia)
  7. Lock, J. M. 1988. Cassia sens. lat. (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) in Africa Kew Bull. 43:340.
  8. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist (Leg Africa)
  9. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist (Leg Malesia)
  10. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist (Leg Indochina)
  11. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):446.
  12. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Senna sophera (L.) Roxb. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=100060. Accessed 26 April 2019.