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Common name

English: African senna, Popcorn Cassia

German: Geflügelte Senna, Kerzenstrauch

Mandarin: 长穗决明 (chang sui jue ming)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Senna (7)

            Epithet: didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.Irwin & Barneby (1)

Synonyms: Cassia didymobotrya Fresen., Cassia nairobensis L.Bailey, Cassia nairobiensis L.Bailey, Cassia verdickii De Wild.

didymobotrya => with pairs of grape-like structures

nairobensis => from Nairobi, Kenya

nairobiensis => from Nairobi, Kenya

verdickii => in honor of Edgard Antoine Auguste Verdick (fl. 1899-1903), Belgian plant collector


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Senna didymobotrya at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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