Senna multiglandulosa (Jacq.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

Downy Cassia

A shrub or occasionally small tree to 3-4 m tall with shoots and lower surface of leaflets covered with matted hairs. Leaves 5-8 cm long, with 6-8 pairs of softly hairy leaflets about 1 cm apart, each 2-3 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide and with a gland at the base. Flowers rich yellow, in clusters of 10-20, with 7 fertile stamens grouped 3 and 4; year round. Fruit pods flattened, soft-hairy, 6-10 cm long. Syn. C. tomentosa L. f.

Mexico, S America. Naturalised in SA, Vic and NSW. S. × floribunda (Cav.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby is a hybrid, S. multiglandulosa × S. septemptrionalis, that has become naturalised in Qld and NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Caesalpiniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Senna Mill.