Senna odorata

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Senna odorata Sims

Fabaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: paripinnate

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Senna odorata is a tree.

Naming

Senna odorata was already described and the name validly published by Richard Morris. It was Roderick Peter Randall, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Senna odorata is a species in the genus Senna which contains approximately 340 to 388 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 80 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Senna odorata has paripinnate leaves that are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Senna odorata produces cup-shaped flowers that are arranged in panicles.


Root System

Distribution

Senna odorata is native to New South Wales.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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