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Common name

English: Chinese Senna, Foetid Cassia, Java Bean

Mandarin: 决明 (jue ming)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2596)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2109)

      Order: Fabales (237)

        Family: Fabaceae (237)(family description)

          Genus: Senna (6)

            Epithet: tora (L.) Roxb. (1)

Synonyms: Cassia borneensis Miq., Cassia gallinaria Collad., Cassia numilis Collad., Cassia tora L., Emelista tora Britton & Rose

borneensis => from or of Borneo

tora => indicates tropical origin

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Senna tora at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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