Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Senna  Species: Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby






Synonym Cassia didymobotrya Fresen. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Barneby Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name African senna, popcorn senna, candelabra tree, and peanut butter cassia Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 900 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruit is a flat brown legume pod up to 12 cm long which contains up to 16 bean like seeds up to a cm long each
Habitat Occurs in evergreen forests and western ghats Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native of Africa and naturalized in the wild parts of Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, the United States in California, Florida, and Hawaii also in India Bark Details Bark pale smooth when young
Distribution in manipur , Eastern, Jiribam, Northern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Shrub or small tree producing golden-yellow flowers, opening from buds which are enclosed in greenish-black bracts, plant looks quite similar to Candle Bush and grows up to 0.5-5 m tall Leaf Details The leaves are up to 1/2 m long and are made up of many pairs of elongated oval leaflets each up to 6.5 cm long.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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