Senna alata (L.) Roxb. (syn. Cassia alata L.; Cassia alata var. perennis Pamp.; Cassia alata var. rumphiana DC.; Cassia bracteata L.f.; Cassia herpetica Jacq.; Cassia rumphiana (DC.) Bojer; Herpetica alata Cook & Collins; Herpetica alata (L.) Raf.);
Leaves possess wound healing properties;
Often grown as hedge plant;
An ornamental as well as a medicinal plant. Leaves and flowers are edible;
Cassia alata (now Senna alata) and C. didymobotrya (now Senna didymobotrya) look similar but former has much larger leaflets reaching often more than 5 cm long, whereas latter has usually shorter leaflets (less than 5 cm); stipules are 6-9 mm long and persistent in C. alata, but 10-25 mm long in C. didymobotrya. The clinching feature is winged fruits of C. alata.
Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
SEN-nuh — Latin form of Arabic word for a thorny bush
a-LAY-tuh — winged
Jan 7, 2007 … along Kolshet Road, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: candle bush, candlesticks, large-leafletted eglandular senna, ringworm shrub • Hindi: एड़गज ergaj, प्रपुन्नाड prapunnad • Kannada: ಸೀಮೆ ಅಗಸೆ sime agase • Malayalam: ആനത്തകര aanattakara, മലന്തകര malamtakara, ശീമ അഗത്തി seema agatti, പുഴുക്കാടിത്തകര puzhukkadittakara • Marathi: शिमई अगसे shimai agase • Sanskrit: एडगजः edagaja, प्रपुनाल prapunal, उरभ्रः urabhrh, उरणक्षकः uranakshaka • Tamil: சீமையகத்தி cimai-y-akatti, வண்டுகொல்லி vantu-kolli • Telugu: అవిచిచెట్టు avicicettu, మెట్టతామర metta-tamara, సీమ అవిసె siima avise, తంటెము tantemu • Urdu: ايڙگج ergaj
Native to: tropical South America (the Amazon rainforest); naturalised elsewhere in tropics
more views: Sep 13, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road, Thane, Maharashtra
Oct 2, 2008 … near Kalwa creek, Thane, Maharashtra
Mar 31, 2011 … resort garden, Madikeri, Karnataka
TSP-MAY-2016-57-385:Images of Senna alata (Fabaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
It is my pleasure to present a few images of Senna alata (Fabaceae)
Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl
2nd one is superb!!!
Acanthaceae Week: Behold the candle bush flower … from Kukke: Behold the candle flower …
Native flowering plant : Candle bush, Senna alata, Family Caesalpiniacea (Gulmohar family)
Symmetric leaves fold together at night
Place: Kukke, Dakshina Kannada district.
Habitat: Kumaradhara river bank, Western Ghats
Date: 8 Nov 2010
Native Shrub Perennial
The flower belongs to Caesalpiniacea not Acanthaceae.
This is a common garden plant. Some times grows as garden escape, in wild. The leaves possess curative properties for burns.
it is Cassia alata belongs to Caesalpiniacea
Request Tree ID 0008: front of Domlur Club, Domlur, Bangalore
Senna alata syn. Cassia alata. Candle bush. Leaves possess wound healing properties.
Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Yellow candle bush flower from Dombivli: Yellow candle bush flower
Place : Dombivli
Habitat : Cultivated
Would come under Caesalpiniaceae
for ID: remind me of the rule how to post it pl., thank you
I hope Cassia alata now known as Senna alata
efloraindia: Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week Senna alata from Coimbatore:
Sharing the images of Senna alata from Coimbatore.
Yes the four cornered pods are also characteristic!
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Senna alata from Delhi:
syn: Cassia alata L.
Common names: candlebush, candlestick senna, Christmas-candle, empress-candleplant, ringworm senna, ringwormbush, ringwormshrub, seven-golden-candles, seven-golden-candlesticks
Shrub to 2 m tall with 8-14 pairs of large (5-10 cm long) oblong to obovate leaflets, stout spike-like erect racemes; leaves without glands; petals yellow distinctly veined, 2 cm long; stamens 6-7 dehiscing by apical pores; fruit up to 15 cm long, flat, winged.
Photographed from Delhi, often grown as hedge plant
Senna elata – MN220912: Senna alata (Candle bush)
Veer Savarkar Udhyan, Dombivli
I was looking for the characteristic pods. If you have access to the plant please post a picture with fully grown pods. The young pods seen here look slightly different I suppose.
Shrub Id From Ludhiana: habit shrub- medium
Senna alata of Leguminosae (Fabaceae).
Flora of Kerala: Senna alata (L.) Roxb. from Calicut:
190513 ASP 22 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 5 authors.
Can you please ID this plant species – a shrub with bright yellow flowers; an ornamental as well as a medicinal plant. Leaves and flowers are edible. Cassia/Senna? Photo taken in North Sri Lanka in Oct 2012.
Yes …, you are right, Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
This species looks pretty good thus used as ornamental. But be aware, it is an invasive alien species.
ID Request 160813SG : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Senna alata, Caesalpinaceae
Yes, Senna alata..
Feb2015sk05 Hooghly – Senna alata (L.) Roxb. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
A wild Leguminosae member, photographed on 24-09-2012
Please some pod pictures too if accessible.
I fail to remember if I have pod pictures in my archive, …, most probably not, and perhaps they won’t be available right now as I anticipate noting the flowering time. Hope I won’t forget it and share by the end of this year.
I just wrote because I know you will get it. Nothing urgent. Just wanted to share that they are characteristic square in cross section and unique for the species.
Yes, …, I have noticed the strange fruit pictures in the net. I may have one in my archive, but presently fail to find some of my records. Maybe I have deleted those unknowingly! I recorded this species more than once in different places and time. I have shared the 2nd record in this thread. Somewhere in my hard disk there should be more records!
Flora of Kaiga sharing 05092015 PK1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Senna alata – Candle Bush: The plant blooms with unique waxy yellow flowers which look like yellow candles, in the auxiliary. The medicinal properties which cure skin problems such as rashes, scabies and impetigo. As
the plant is toxic in cattle. do not feed on them, however bees and ants gather on the flower of the plant for nector.
Date/Time-: 25/09/2007 – 09:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada , Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb – Shrub
Garden Plant For ID : Muscat : 07MAR16 : AK-3 : 03/03 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Plants were around 3 feet in height, no flowers.
Leaves were unusually large and had closed at night.
This is a new plant for me.
Eager to know the id.
Is it Senna alata?
yes it is Senna alata
Fwd: Senna alata photos : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb each.
SYMBIOSIS : 1444 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Carpenter bee visiting flowers of Cassia alata.
Plant ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 5 mb.
Resembles Senna alata
Thanks. It is senna alta as I compared my photo and google photo.
Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Thane, Maharashtra :: Jan 7, 2007 · 10:21 AM IST :: about 11 m (36 ft) asl
Mix of plants in 3rd photo of this observation