Cassia occidentalis L.


Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Cassia

Description: 

From Bot. Reg. is sometimes described as herbaceous and biennial, sometimes as perennial, sometimes as frutescent or shrubby.

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 377 in 1753.

Basionym of Senna occidentalis (L.) Link.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 83 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. The species grows naturally in the West Indies, in Virginia and in Carolina...

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Cassia planisiliqua L. - synonym of Senna occidentalis (L.) Link.

Senna occidentalis (L.)Link - accepted name


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