Cassia tora   non L.  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae

Description
Erect, perenial herbs or undershrubs 30-70 cm tall; stems terete, much-branched. Leaves peripinnate, 3-jugate, rachis 1-3 cm, sulcate; glands subulate above the petiolules in-between leaflets; leaflets obovate, glabrous, obtuse at apex, cuneate or oblique at base. Flowers 5-6 mm across, yellow, in pair on short axillary peduncles. Pods up to 20 cm, slender, tetragonous, slightly curved, obliquely septate between seeds; many seeded.


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Orissa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2010.11.005
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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