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Senna artemisioides subsp. x artemisioides Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
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.
NSW subdivisions:
Other Australian states: W.A. N.T. S.A. Qld N.S.W. Vic.
AVH map***

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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