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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Senna||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Habit: Shrub, unarmed, leafy, hairy, generally strongly scented. Leaf: stipules generally persistent or late-deciduous, 6--17 mm, ovate-cordate; leaflets 14--20(36), +- overlapped, opposite, 20--65 mm, sessile, oblong to elliptic, tips abrupt, slender. Inflorescence: clustered in upper axils, raceme, many-flowered; bracts in cone-shaped cluster covering uppermost, unopened flowers, 1--2 cm, widely ovate, brown- to black-green, falling after flowers open. Flower: petals concave, longest 1.5--2.5 cm, obovate. Fruit: dehiscent, 8--12 cm, oblong, flat; transverse partitions between seeds. Seed: many.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CCo, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to tropical Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Oct
Synonyms: Cassia didymobotrya Fresen.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Senna covesii
Next taxon: Senna marilandica
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Senna didymobotrya, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44139, accessed on December 07, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 07, 2016.