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Taxon: Senna alexandrina Mill.

 
Genus: Senna
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Nomen number: 100067
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Senna no. 1. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jun-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (adulterant of henna)
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (as Cassia senna)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (s.), Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya (n.)
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Mali, Niger, Nigeria (n.)
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique (introd.?)

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Jordan (s.w.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (s.), Pakistan (e.)


    Naturalized (natzd. in neotropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Bisset, N. G., ed. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis. 1994 (Herbal Drugs)
  3. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  4. Duke, J. A. 2000. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23, 1988) (Import Medicinal Pl)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. 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. 35:481.
  9. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  10. Lock, J. M. 1988. Cassia sens. lat. (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) in Africa Kew Bull. 43:338.
  11. Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  12. Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae) (Baileya) 23:215.
  13. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Norton, J. et al. Illustrated checklist of the flora of Qatar. (Ill L Qatar)
  16. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  17. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)

Check other web resources for Senna alexandrina Mill. :

  • 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=100067. Accessed 17 October 2018.