Senna italica Mill.
subsp. arachoides (Burch.) Lock

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Senna italica subsp. arachoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Senna italica subsp. arachoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Senna italica subsp. arachoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Senna italica subsp. arachoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Senna italica subsp. arachoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

Senna italica subsp. arachoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Birchenough Bridge-Masvingo Rd to Lake Kyle Recreational Park entrance gate

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Synonyms: Cassia arachoides Burch.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or ascending perennial herb or small shrub, up to 60 cm high, growing from a woody base. Leaves paripinnate with 4-8 pairs of leaflets and a small reddish gland between each leaflet pair on the rhachis; leaflets obovate with a somewhat asymmetric base, up to 3.5 × 2 cm, the ultimate pair largest, slightly pubescent or hairless above, more densely hairy on the margin and midrib below; apex often mucronate. Inflorescences axillary, many-flowered, 7-26 cm long. Flowers yellow to orange. Pod often somewhat curved, flat with distinct raised crests over the seeds, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: italica: of Italy
Habitat: In rocky and gravelly soils in dry open woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: (This subspecies) Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Catopsilia florella (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 156 - 157.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212. as Cassia italica

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 185. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 44.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 72.

Other sources of information about Senna italica subsp. arachoides:

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Flora of Botswana: Senna italica subsp. arachoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Senna italica subsp. arachoides

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senna italica
African Plant Database: Senna italica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senna italica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senna italica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Senna italica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Senna italica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Senna italica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Senna italica
iNaturalist: Senna italica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senna italica
JSTOR Plant Science: Senna italica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senna italica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senna italica
Plants of the World Online: Senna italica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Senna italica
Tropicos: Senna italica
Wikipedia: Senna italica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Senna italica subsp. arachoides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127070, retrieved 17 November 2019

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