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Common name

English: Woolly Senna

Mandarin: 毛荚决明 (mao jia jue ming)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Senna (7)

            Epithet: hirsuta (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby (5)

Synonyms: Cassia caracasana Jacq., Cassia tomentosa Arn.

caracasana => from Caracas, Venezuela

hirsuta => having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy

tomentosa => densely covered with short, soft, tangled hairs

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Senna hirsuta at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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