SEN-nuh — Latin form of Arabic word for a thorny bush
a-LAY-tuh — winged 

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

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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.

The leaves possess curative properties for burns;
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


 

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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 

Habit: Shrub 

Habitat: Cultivated-Ornamental 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 12-12-2014


2nd one is superb!!!

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Native flowering plant : Candle bush, Senna alata,  Family Caesalpiniacea  (Gulmohar family)
Symmetric leaves fold together at night
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Candle%20Bush.html
Place: Kukke, Dakshina Kannada district.
Habitat: Kumaradhara river bank, Western Ghats
Date: 8 Nov 2010
Native Shrub Perennial
Height 8-10feet
Leaves opposite,

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


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Request Tree ID 0008: front of Domlur Club, Domlur, Bangalore


Senna alata syn. Cassia alata.  Candle bush.  Leaves possess wound healing properties.

 


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Place : Dombivli
Habitat : Cultivated

 

Would come under Caesalpiniaceae
 

 


 

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for ID:  remind me of the rule how to post it pl., thank you


I hope Cassia alata now known as Senna alata

 

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Sharing the images of Senna alata from Coimbatore.


 

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Yes the four cornered pods are also characteristic!

 

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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Senna alata from Delhi:  Senna alata (L.) Roxb., Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 2:349. 1832

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
 
 
 
 

 


 

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Senna elata – MN220912:  Senna alata (Candle bush)
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Veer Savarkar Udhyan, Dombivli
22.09.2012

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.


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Shrub Id From Ludhiana: habit shrub- medium

nature flowering winter deciduous


Senna alata of Leguminosae (Fabaceae).

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Flora of Kerala: Senna alata (L.) Roxb. from Calicut: Senna alata (L.) Roxb. from Calicut. Growing wild as well as ornamental

Shot in December

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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.


Senna alata


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.


Senna alata.


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ID Request 160813SG : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Requesting ID of following shrub. Photo taken on 16Aug13.


Senna alata, Caesalpinaceae


Yes, Senna alata..


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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!


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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
Length- 3-4mtr

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Garden Plant For ID : Muscat : 07MAR16 : AK-3 : 03/03 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Came across these cultivated garden plants last night in a public garden.

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

Sir, good morning. These are some photos of Senna alata (L.) Roxb, (Fabaceae), taken 25/09/2019, Puri- canal, Bomikhal, Bhubaneswar, Odisha for your kind reference,

Attachments (2)- 2 & 3 mb each.


Attachments (2)- 2 & 3 mb each.


yes



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SYMBIOSIS : 1444 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Carpenter bee visiting flowers of Cassia alata.

 


 

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Plant ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 5 mb.

Please give ID of this plant.

Sanjay Van, New Delhi 13.9.2020


Resembles Senna alata


Thanks. It is senna alta as I compared my photo and google photo.


 


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