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Useful Tropical Plants

Senna pallida

(Vahl) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Cassia biflora L.

Cassia discolor Desv.

Cassia dispar Willd.

Cassia foliolosa Benth.

Cassia gaumeri (Britton & Rose) Lundell

Cassia geminiflora Collad.

Cassia gualenensis Lundell

Cassia longirostrata (Britton & Rose) Lundell

Cassia nemorosa Kunth

Cassia pallida Vahl

Cassia pallidior Rose

Cassia quiedondilla Micheli

Cassia tapahuascana A.R.Molina

Cassia tenuissima L.

Cassia tortuosa L.B.Sm. & B.G.Schub.

Cassia trichocraspedon Sandwith

Cassia venustula Kunth

Cassia xiphoidea Bertol.

Cassia yucatanensis (Britton & Rose) Lundell

Panisia biflora Raf.

Peiranisia deamii Britton

Peiranisia deamii Britton & Rose

Peiranisia foliolosa (Benth.) Britton & Rose

Peiranisia gaumeri Britton & Rose

Peiranisia longirostrata Britton & Rose

Peiranisia palmeri Britton & Rose

Peiranisia quiedondilla (Micheli) Britton & Rose

Peiranisia velutina Britton & Killip

Peiranisia yucatensis Britton & Rose

Common Name:

Senna pallida
The flowers of this species are usually borne in pairs
Photograph by: O. M. Montiel
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General Information

Senna pallida is a shrub or small tree with slender branches, growing from 1 - 5 metres tall[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use in making brushes and brooms.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

Range

S. America - Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama to Mexico; Caribbean - Bahamas, Cuba, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique

Habitat

Moist or dry, usually brushy plains and hillsides, often in pineoak forest,; usually at low elevations but also ascending to 1,800 metres[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
755
Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
Publisher
United States Department of Agriculture
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The branches of this and related species are frequently used for making rough brooms or brushes[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
]..

Propagation

Seed -
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