Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
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Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Senna  Species: Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby






Synonym Cassia siamea Lam. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Kassod tree, yellow cassia Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Thailand shower, thai copper pod, iron wood, Siamese senna, Bombay blackwood, Black-wood cassia Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits numerous, long, narrow, 5-25 cm long, 12-20 mm broad, flat, dark brown, strap shaped, stipitate, terete to compressed, dehiscent, with septae between the numerous seeds; seeds are bean shaped, shiny, dark brown, 8 mm long
Habitat Occurs in wet evergreen and semi-evergreen forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos Bark Details Bark grey or light brown smooth but becoming slightly fissured with age
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 A medium-size evergreen tree growing up to 18 m tall, with a straight trunk of up to 30 cm in diameter; bole short, crown usually dense and rounded at first, later becoming irregular and spreading with drooping branches Leaf Details Leaves alternate, pinnately compound, 23-33 cm long, with slender, greenreddish, tinged axis; leaflets 6-12 pairs on short stalks of 3 mm, oblong, 3- 7 cm long, 12-20 mm wide, rounded at both ends, with tiny bristle tip

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