Senna montana (Roth) V.Singh (Syn: Cassia montana Roth; Cassia setigera DC.);
India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala; Maharashtra; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS;

Please help to identify this Senna species. I found this on the foot hills of Western ghats near a town called Natham in Dindigul district of TN.
Date/Time- 05-02-2008 / 04:00 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPca; 300msl; Dindigul dist., TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- road side
Plant Habit-shrub
Height/Length- ca. 10cm; erect
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- c. 12cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- raceme
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 2 -2.5 cm across; yellow
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 15 x 2cm

yes, it is Senna montana, attached a photo of same from Mysore area.

ID No. MS 110912-101- Unknown Cassia:
Attaching herewith photographs of a shrub, Cassia species. Photos taken at Kavi Varadarajaswamy Hills, near Chamarajanagara, Karnataka on 10.9.12. ID requested.

Nice pictures … It looks like Senna montana (= Cassia montana) to me.

For me also this looks like Cassia montana of Caesalpinaceae. Earlier discussion: efi thread

Cassia spp id please:
photo taken in Devarayanadurga Forest, 60km from Bangalore.

Could it be Cassia montana ?

Most probably the ID is right. Earlier I reported Cassia montana (identified by …) from Karivaradarajaswamy betta near Chamarajanagara. Please compare the characters for confirmation


Fabaceae: Senna montana (B.Heyne ex Roth) V.Singh: 1 high res. image.
synonyms: Cassia montana B.Heyne ex Roth, Cassia setigera DC., Senna glauca Roxb.
location/date: Nandi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka, July 1997



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