Senna occidentalis (L.) Link., (Syn. Cassia caroliniana Walter; Cassia ciliata Raf.; Cassia falcata L.; Cassia foetida Pers.; Cassia laevigata sensu auct.; Cassia macradenia Collad.; Cassia obliquifolia Schrank; Cassia occidentalis hort. ex Steud.; Cassia occidentalis L.; Cassia occidentalis (L.) Rose ..; Cassia planisiliqua Burm. f.; Cassia planisiliqua L.; Cassia plumieri DC.; Ditramexa occidentalis Britton & Rose; Ditremexa occidentalis (L.) Britton & Wilson; Senna occidentalis (L.) Roxb.);
coffee senna, coffeeweed, Bamanan, Negro coffee • Hindi: Kasunda, Bari kasondi • Marathi: ran-takda, kasivda, kasoda, rankasvinda • Tamil: Nattam takarai, Payaverai • Malayalam: Mattantakara • Telugu: Thangedu • Kannada: Kolthogache • Bengali: Kalkashunda • Oriya: Kasundri • Urdu: Kasonji • Assamese: Hant-thenga • Gujarati: Kasundri • Sanskrit: Kasamarda, Vimarda, Arimarda;
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Herb or undershrub with up to 20 cm long leaves with a stalked gland at the base of petiole; leaflets 3-5 pairs, ovate-lnceolate, 3-8 cm long, glabrous; stipules 4-6 mm long; flowers yellow in axillary pedunculate corymbose raceme, pedicel up to 10 mm long; calyx 1 cm long, tinged with pink; petals obovate-oblong, 10-12 mm long; stamens 3 longer, 4 shorter, 3 staminode; pod 9-13 cm long, compressed, 6-8 mm broad, slightly falcate, 20-30 seeded.
Here is the part of the key developed by me on our webside:
The full key for Cassia complex in India is available at our website:/species/a—l/f/fabaceae/cassia
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae): Cassia occidentalis from Panipat and Karnal canal bank area:
Cassia occidentalis from Panipat and Karnal canal bank area
Senna occidentalis now
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Senna occidentalis from Delhi:
Yes Sir, This is the most common weed of our area, I was not knowing the common names. I am also surprised to know that I had always ignored this plant to be shot, being more than common, I searched and found no pic of this in mine archives.
Req. Plant for ID:
Req. for ID
Tephrosia purpurea? Please validate.
Photographed at Chennai on 6.10.2012.
This is Cassia occidentalis of Caesalpiniaceae family.
Yes Senna occidentalis now
Senna occidentalis (L.) Link Kamrup district (Metro), Assam : Attachments (7). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images are Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Location: Kamrup district (Metro), Assam
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Genus & species : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Habitat: Grows wild on roadside.
Habit : Shrub
Flower : Yellow
Good Set of Pics
Help Id P714056164/65 (Plant from Punjab) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please find attached photos taken on 14 July 2015 of a shrub (approximately 3 feet tall) in Mohali, Punjab. Please help to Id it.
TSP-MAY2016-60-388:Senna occidentalis (Fabaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
It is my pleasure to present a few images of Senna occidentalis (Fabaceae)
Habitat: Wild, Dry decidous forests
Sighting: Hassan and Tumkur, about 800 msl
Date: 08-2014 and 23-08-2014
ID please 120916PC1 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Please identify the plant in photo.
Bush for ID, Delhi NAW-SEP16-07 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Kindly identify this bush with yellow flowers photographed in September in the Shanti Van, Delhi. Height of plant about 1.2 metres.
Senna occidentalis I hope
Flora of Panipat: cassia occidentalis from delhi Parallel Branch Canal Near Panipat:
Cassia occidentalis from delhi Parallel Branch Canal Near Panipat
wild Shrub growing abundantly now days
Yes …, Nice pictures.
Outside Dalhousie – id al211011:
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Week_Cassia occidentalis_ 091111PD02 Flora of Orissa:
Name of the species: Cassia occidentalis
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Orissa
Habitat: Wild, near roadside and boundaries of rice fields
Altitude: 100 to 200 m above msl
This post belongs to Fabaceae–Caesalpinoideae (Caesalpiniaceae)
Wild Flower for ID – 111111 – RK:
Would like Common & Bot ID of this Cassia – They are 3 different
plants – but same species i think. Pics taken between 9 & 9.30 am on
13-11-09 in Srirangapatana, Karnataka.
Nice pictures of Senna (= Cassia) occidentalis.
glands pod : Senna sp.:
Species : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link ???
Habit & Habitat : herb, 3 ft high, roadside thicket
Date : 08-05-12, 9.33 a.m.
Place : Hooghly, WB
(hope i have learnt the lesson on Senna demonstrated by …)
Nice presentation …, you always come up with new ideas….
Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_17112011 PJ1:
This is Senna occidentalis.
Senna occidentalis (L.)Link (accepted name) ?? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Biratnagar, Nepal
Date : 8 May 2013
Altitude : 260 ft.
Cassia occidentalis L. (ambiguous synonym) ??
Seems close to images at Senna occidentalis
Nepali Names : ठुलो ताप्रे Thulo Taapre/ कसौदी Kasaudee/ पँवार Panwaar/ छिनछिने Chhinachhine/ कोदारी फूल Kodaaree Phool/ स्याङ्ग स्याङ्गे Syaange Syaange
Please send photograph of the pods to confirm the ID from my side.. The one provided is not clear.
Identify this plant please. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Date: October 16 2016.
This are two pictures belong to one plant. please identify it.
Definitely Cassia sp.
Check Cassia occidentalis.
Thank You, if you want more details about the same plant, here is the another picture.
Senna sophera :: Tholpetty WLS, Wayanad :: 14 NOV 19 : 6 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary Wayanad
Date: November 14, 2019 … Altitude range: about 650 to 1150 m (2,100 to 3,800 ft) asl
Senna sophera (L.) Roxb.
Looks different. Will let you know the species after checking.
OK, thanks very much, … for validating.
It will be a great help to get ID corrected.
I have gone by what I recollect about leaflets and placement of flowers.
Looking at the pods it is Senna occidentalis. These are common weeds found in Wayanad, Coorg & Mysore area.
Common names : Mogdad coffee.
Seeds can be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee. They have also been used as an adulterant for coffee. There is apparently no caffeine in mogdad coffee.
Thank you very much … for pointing to correct ID, along with information.
This was a great help. I have corrected my notes at flickr.
ID plz. Seems Senna sp. Collected from Delhi.: 1 very high res. image.
Seems Senna sp.
Collected from Delhi.
This was clicked at Behrampura on the banks of the Chilika lake, Odisha in December 2021.
Is this Senna occidentalis?
Requested to please ID.
Senna occidentalis (L.) Link ??
The Id is correct. Fruits are characteristic of this plant/ help in the ID. Coffee senna. Plenty around my house in the open land.
Senna occidentalis (L.)Link: 9 very high res. images.
Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Date: 27 August 2021
Habit : Wild
ID is correct. A common weed here. Right now plenty around my house.