Senna pendula (Willd.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
var. glabrata (Vogel) H.S. Irwin & Barneby

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Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Imbeza Valley road to La Rochelle

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Synonyms: Cassia coluteoides Collad.
Cassia pendula Willd.
Common names:
Frequency: Very locally common.
Status: Introduced
Description:
Shrub up to 3 m tall with long arching branches, sometimes scrambling into surrounding vegetation. Leaves pinnate with 4-5 pairs of obovate-elliptic leaflets, rounded at the apex, usually hairy; glands present on the rhachis between each pairs of leaflets. Flowers golden-yellow, in axillary racemes, up to c. 10 cm long, often crowded towards the ends of branches. Pods cylindrical and more or less inflated, straight or slightly curved, up to c. 20 cm long, brown.
Notes: This species has often been confused with S. bicapsularis. That species has leaves with 2-3 pairs of leaflets and only has a gland between the lowest pair of leaflets.
Derivation of specific name: pendula: drooping, pendulous.
Habitat: Cultivated as a garden ornamental and locally naturalised and invading disturbed areas along roadsides and in riverine vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to South America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 12 March 2012
Literature:

Bromilow, C. (1995). Problem Plants of South Africa. Briza Publications, Arcadia. Page 180. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 341.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 243. As Cassia culoteoides

Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 206. (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.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 192 - 193. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Senna pendula
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West African Plants database: Senna pendula


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Senna pendula var. glabrata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127110, retrieved 29 May 2016

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