tanner’s cassia • Gujarati: awala • Hindi: awal, तरवड़ tarwar • Kannada: avarikke, tangedi • Malayalam: avaram • Marathi: तरोड tarod, तरवड tarwad • Sanskrit: अवर्तकि avartaki • Tamil: ஆவாரை avarai, ஆவிரை avirai • Telugu: తంగేడు tangedu;
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Bark used in Leather industry for tanning purposes.
Flower decoction is also used as a drink (substitute for tea?).

Images by tspkumar



TSP-MAY2016-58-386-Images of Senna auriculata (Fabaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to present a few images of Senna auriculata (Fabaceae 

Habit: Shrub 

Habitat: Wild- Wasteland 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1200 and 800 msl 

Date: 20-07-2014 and 14-09-2014

Beautiful set, …

Senna for ID : 250511 : AK-1: Taken on the 4th of Nov, 2009 on the Nasik-Shirdi road. ……is this the same posted by me…..Senna italica or Bhui Tarwad?

Your plant is cassia auriculata L


Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Cassia auriculata Pune: Cassia auriculata
With characteristic auricle shaped stipules. Observed growing in plains.

Now Senna auriculata with characteristic reniform stipules

yes, very beautiful shrub with medicinal property, common in Ahmednagar, Nasik, Solapur, Pandharpur etc etc in Maharashtra



efloraindia: Fabaceae-C​​aesalpini​o​ideae: Senna auriculata from Coimbatore.:

Sharing the images of Senna auriculata from Coimbatore.
Location: Coimbatore
Habitat: Open land, urban and rural areas.
Habit: shrub.

Very useful plant. Bark used in Leather industry for tanning purposes.
Flower decoction is also used as a drink (substitute for tea?).
Very common in areas like Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.
The plant is also available in waste lands near my house in Mysore.


Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) week: 11122011-BS-2 Senna sp for id from Tirupat area:
Senna sp for id from Tirupati area Small Shrub about 3-4 feet high growing wild near Chandergiri fort.
Leaflets 6-9,
as this shrub was shot a year back i dont remember not so much
Pls id

Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb. from Maihar Maa Sharda Temple forest area:
Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb. from Maihar Maa Sharda Temple forest area

Nicely depicted characters … I was searching for the ‘auricled stipules’ in the images. I scrolled down down down and I found them in 13th and 14th images. Great work indeed.

Cassia for ID 27072013 CS2:  Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
This cassia species was seen at the Enabavi village of Warangal. Please help identifying it

It is Cassia auriculata; the stipules are clearly auriculate, leaf and  leaflets, pod also indicates it as Cassia auriculata.

Yes it is Cassia auriculata



Banglore-Ooty November 2013 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: 22112013 :: ARK-03:  Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured on the way to Bandipur WLS, Karnataka by the roadside in November 2013.
The bush was around 2 feet in height.

Cassia auriculata


Wild Cassia For ID : Maharashtra : 14JUN15 : AK-7 : 07/07 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (9)
Seen during a visit in the Ahmednagar district.
Wild plants, not more than about 2 feet in height.

This looks like Senna auriculata. I had posted earlier.

Plant for ID :: Lonar, Buldana, MH :: ARKJAN10 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Saw this plant on the rim of the Lonar lake at Buldana, MH in December 2016. There were quite a few plants around.
Is this some Senna species? Please ID.

Pl. Check comparative images at EFI.

Looks like Cassia tora

It is a Cassia auriculata

Senna shrub for ID :: MK 2017 Jan-01 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Please help in identifying this Senna shrub species.
Location: Mudumalai TR, Nilgiris, TN
Date: 05 January 2017

Habitat: Deciduous forest
Alt.: 900 m asl

Pl. check with comparative images at Senna

It is difficult to ID the plant correctly without seeing the flowers (the close ups of the flowers). May … please forward the photographs of the flowers.

unfortunately I do not have the pictures of flowers or fruits nor I have seen them; apologies for incomplete information. Thank you in helping ID.

The specimen looks like Senna auriculata.

Image by Satish Phadke


Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Cassia for ID SMP2 7/12/2011: A shrub about 3-4 feet high.
I think I have observed it near Bhigvan Maharashtra.
I can’t place it somehow. Stipules are not easily seen here to name it C.auriculata but I think it is.

Some how I am not convinced with Senna auriculata

1. stipules are generally so prominent in that it can’t be missed
2. The species has 6-13 pairs of leaflets, but here I can’t count more than six in any leaf, 4, 5 or 6 pairs are seen in many
3. Glands can be seen even in some upper pairs and they appear sessile
4. fruit has not more than 8 seeds, whereas they should be 20-35 in that species.

Agreed …
We have to dig it further…..

Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb. as per images herein.


Cassia species : 3 posts by 2 authors.
can any one help me to identify Cassia auriculata. what is the difference between Cassia auriculata and Cassia angustifolia?

Pl. See

Thank you for your information. it is very helpful for me.


Satara, MH :: Senna auriculata :: ARK2020-033 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 600 kb each.
Saw Senna auriculata at Dahiwadi near Satara. MH in December 2019.
It was commonly seen by the roadside.

To me also appears close to images at Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb.

Other recipients:
For me the ID is correct. It is a tanniferous plant found extensively in Southern India.
For me the ID is correct. It is a tanniferous plant found extensively in Southern India.


Small Plants for ID : Nasik : 22JAN21 : AK-23: 2 images.
Small plants seen in Nasik.
Cassia Species?

Senna auriculata

Cassia auriculata

Need to wait for flowers  for confirmation of the ID.  I am familiar with this plant, one of the tanniferous plants, very common in open fields of Southern India (Chennai  & other parts of Tamil Nadu). Used for tanning.  Also a medicinally important plant.

Shrub for identification_Flora of Telangana: 3 images.

Shrub observed at Sangareddy, Telangana.
Altitude- 550 MSL
Date- 24th July 2021
Height- 3-4 Feet
Is this Senna sp.?
Please help in identification.

This is Senna species. Pl. check S. auriculata.

Yes it’s Senna auriculata

Identify this plant : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb each.
Place: Vizag.
Month: Oct 2017.

Is it Senna spectabilis?
If so, it is an invasive tree and not to be encouraged especially near the forest

Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb. ???

Yes it’s …, Senna auriculata


Kumbhargaon near Pune, December 2021 :: Senna for validation :: ARK2022-016: 6 images.

This was clicked at a Kumbhargaon, Bhigwan near Pune, MH in November 2021.
This seems to be Senna auriculata.
Requested to please validate.

Yes it’s only ma’am,

One of the indigenous tanniferous plants used in tanning industry. Also a very important medicinal herb. I began my research career with this plant when I joined one of the National labs decades back. I studied on its phyto-chemistry related to tannnins and their extract.


Senna auriculata from Hassan Karnataka-GS17022022-1: 6 very high res. images.
Senna auriculata photographed from along roadsides, Hassan Karnataka, 26-9-2015.


Fabaceae: Senna auriculata Roxb.: 1 image.
synonym: Cassia auriculata L.
location/date: Nandi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka, July 1997


Regarding identification of the species collected from Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh on 17 th April 24: 4 high res. images.

Senna !