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J.M. Garg

Nov 1, 2009, 1:53:39 AM11/1/09
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Re-posting separately with one plant per mail.
Can someone please help identify the following?
The first three were seen in the Adyar Poonga and the last two at the
PWD park in Kotturpuram, Chennai.
The last two picture are the same plant. I thought it resembled
Datura, but am not sure.
With regards,
J.M.Garg (
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Gurcharan Singh

Nov 1, 2009, 3:01:21 AM11/1/09
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Cassia sp.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi

Stephen A

Nov 3, 2009, 12:47:39 AM11/3/09
to Gurcharan Singh, J.M. Garg, indiantreepix
Hello all,

It is Cassia auriculata L.
Its correct accepted name is Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb.
Its locally known as Avaram (Tamil), Aval (Hindi), Taroda (Hindi), Tarval (Hindi), Tarwar (Hindi), Styptic Weed (English), Tanner's Cassia.

It is a native species and medicinally valuable plant in all the Indian system of medicines.


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Dinesh Valke

Nov 3, 2009, 11:05:59 AM11/3/09
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Senna auriculata ... commonly known as: tanner's cassia • Gujarati: awala • Hindi: awal, तरवड़ tarwar • Kannada: avarikke, tangedi • Malayalam: avaram • Marathi: तरोड tarod, तरवड tarwad • Sanskrit: अवर्तकि avartaki • Tamil: ஆவாரை avarai, ஆவிரை avirai • Telugu: తంగేడు tangedu

J.M. Garg

Nov 4, 2009, 2:27:38 AM11/4/09
to Dinesh Valke, Stephen A, indiantreepix, Muthu Karthick
Reply from Muthu Karthick ji:
"yes, this plant is Senna auriculata. You could see the auricle [Ear-shaped] shaped stipules on the leaf base, which is the characteristic feature of this particular species."

2009/11/3 Dinesh Valke <>
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