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

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Glenara Ave across from Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Glenara Ave across from Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Glenara Ave across from Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Glenara Avenue South, Harare

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Glenara Avenue South, Harare

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Glenara Avenue South, Harare

Senna pendula var. glabrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Glenara Avenue South, Harare

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Synonyms: Cassia coluteoides Collad.
Cassia pendula Willd.
Common names: Easter senna (English)
Description: Shrub up to 3 m tall with long arching branches, sometimes scrambling into the 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 pair of leaflets. Flowers golden-yellow, in axillary racemes, up to c. 10 cm long, often crowded towards the ends of branches. Pods cylindric 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.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to South America.
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
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Image last updated: Monday 12 March 2012
Literature:

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

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Page 146. as Senna pendula

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 269. (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).

Other sources of information about Senna pendula var. glabrata:

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Flora of Mozambique: Senna pendula var. glabrata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Senna pendula var. glabrata

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Senna pendula var. glabrata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=127110, retrieved 5 June 2020

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