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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 [Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Oaxaca, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • 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: Equatorial Guinea, Zaire
    • 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. 1992 (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. 1987 (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. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  9. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. 2004 (Leg Malesia)
  10. Lock, J. M. & J. Heald Legumes of Indochina: a checklist. 1994 (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
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=100060. Accessed 14 November 2018.