Senna sophera

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Senna sophera
Senna sophera seeds.jpg
Senna sophera seeds
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Genus: Senna
Species: S. sophera
Binomial name
Senna sophera
(L.) Roxb

Cassia sophera

Senna sophera is a shrub, glabrous, about 3 m. in height. The compound leaves with 8-12 paired leaflets acute and tapering; bear rachies with single gland at the base. It has yellow flowers in carymbose racemes.

Common names of Senna sophera include algarrobilla,[1] kasunda, baner. It was formerly called Cassia sophera in English. It is known as kasaundi in Hindi, and kolkasunda (কল্কাসুন্দা) in Bengali.

Possibly originating in Bangladesh,[2] today the plant is found in most tropical countries. It is common on waste lands, on roadsides and in the forests. Root bark in used for preparation of the medicine. It has been used by ancient Indian physicians for its efficacy in respiratory disorders.


External links[edit]

"Senna sophera". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 6 December 2010.