Ornamental shrub producing candle like inflorescence similar to S. alata but quite distinct in smaller leaflets (3-6 cm as against 6-10 cm in S alata), petiole and rachis without ribs and wings, upper flower buds chocolate brown in colour and flat pods without any wings. 
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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.
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Senna didymobotrya from Morni hills, Haryana: Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H. S. Irwin & Barneby, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:467. 1982 syn: Cassia didymobotrya Fresen.
Ornamental shrub producing candle like inflorescence similar to S. alata but quite distinct in smaller leaflets (3-6 cm as against 6-15 cm in S alata), petiole and rachis without ribs and wings, upper flower buds chocolate brown in colour and flat pods without any wings. 
Planted along guest houses in Morni hill tract, photographed on April 9, 2011.

– quite, interestingly the seed pods are very different…. even if the flowers may cause confusion in the first look… with s. alata… thanks… got to see S. alata seedpods this weekend….very different from you pic number two.


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Plant for ID 15/12/09 SMP 3: Some Cassia ?
Near Munnar Kerala Dec 09.


Cassia alata, the candle bush


This could be Senna didymobotrya (Cassia didymobotrya) looks similar to Candle bush.


Cassia alata and C. 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.

In this photo the leaflets look definitely much longer than flowers (in C. didymobotrya leaflets not much longer than flowers in photographs I saw on the net), although stipules also look much larger (like C. didymobotrya). …, if you some photographs showing fruits it could clinch the issue.


last week i was in Munnar and i got a chance to observed this plant which i feel is Cassia didymobotrya as i have closely observed C. alata which is definately not this plant. However i was not able to observe the fruits, also could not take the photographs. but sure about it not being C. alata.

Yes it is Senna didymobotrya. Dark coloured upper buds are distinctive.



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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Cassia didymobotrya in Munnar:  This Shrub from Munnar, Kerala looked very similar to candle cassia (i.e. Senna alata).
Bot. name: Senna didymobotrya, Cassia didymobotrya
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Date/Time: November, 2006 / 02:30PM.

 


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Senna alata (L.) Roxb. from Morni Hills (Haryana)
From Roadside area in Morni Hills Haryana

Not Senna alata, this is Senna didymobotrya


Thanks Sir Then it is new addition to Flora of haryana. This name was not there in our latest Checklist

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Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H. S. Irwin & Barneby, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:467. 1982
syn: Cassia didymobotrya Fresen.
Ornamental shrub producing candle like inflorescence similar to S. alata but quite distinct in smaller leaflets (3-6 cm as against 6-10 cm in S alata), petiole and rachis without ribs and wings, upper flower buds chocolate brown in colour and flat pods without any wings.

Planted along guest houses in Morni hill tract, photographed on April 9, 2011.



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Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby SN Aug 33 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby,

A shrub from Yercaud and Mudumalai area of Tamilnadu


Thanks …, I have seen this in foothills of Siwaliks in Haryana..flowers emit a foul smell..


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TSP-MAY2016-56-384:Images of Senna didymobotrya (Fabaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

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

Habit: Shrub 

Habitat: Cultivated- Ornamental 

Sighting: Hassan, Karnataka, about 900 msl 

Date: 04-06-2015 


Liked the 4th one most.



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Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapuri, Nepal
Altitude : 4600 ft.
Date: 11 November, 2016
Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby (accepted name)  ??

Cassia didymobotrya Fresen. (synonym)


Yes …, similar looking but very distinct from S. alata.



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Senna didymobotrya at Munnar- PKA34 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)- around 400 kb each.
Seen this shrub at Munnar.
Common name: Popcorn Cassia,
Botanical name: Senna didymobotrya Family: Caesalpiniaceae

similar to senna alata but different. differences were discussed in this thread. i think obvious in the field feature is the darker buds in the top above the open flowers



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Cassia For ID : Kenya : 06OCT16 : AK-9 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Seen in July,16 in the garden of a resort.

Not sure if cultivated or wild.

Probably cultivated

Cassia alata?


Looks like Candle bush (C.alata)


I think more closer to images at Senna didymobotrya



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