Common name: Silver Cassia
Senna artemisioides subsp. x artemisioides APNI*
Synonyms: Senna form taxon 'artemisioides' DC. APNI*
Cassia artemisioides APNI*
Senna artemisioides (DC.) Randell subsp. artemisioides APNI*
Senna artemisioides nothosubsp. artemisioides APNI*
Description: Shrub to 3 m high, sparsely to densely pubescent except for floral parts.
Leaves 3–6 cm long including a terete petiole 6–15 mm long; leaflets in 3–8 pairs, terete or linear and tightly inrolled; glands 1–3 between the lowest leaflet pairs.
Flowers 4–12 in axillary, sub-umbellate racemes near the ends of the branches; petals glabrous, 7–10 mm long, stamens 10, filaments unequal.
Pods flat, 4–8 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, straight.
Flowering: Flowers winter and spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on inland plains.
Other Australian states: W.A. N.T. S.A. Qld N.S.W. Vic.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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