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Cassia angustifolia
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Cassia angustifolia

Synonyms - Cassia Senna

Popular name - Senna, nilavari, Indian Senna.

Distribution and Habitat - indigenous species in North Africa.

Description - undergrowth, 1 m high. Leaves compound, pinnate. Yellow flowers arranged in terminal raceme erect. Frcut bean, 3.5-6.5 x 1.5 cm, dark green and then brown, a pod contains 5-7 seeds, smooth, dark brown. 2n = 28

Requirements - exhibitions sunny.

Management - the plants have a child, first child to be made in 50-70 days and the second at 130-150 days.

Propagation - by seeds. Before sowing, seeds should be treated with Captan, and wetted for 24 hours for a uniform germination, it looks at 30 cm distance and 2.5 cm depth, germination takes place in three days.

Pests and diseases - alternatinghe alternated, Phyllosticta sp., Cercospora sp. Catopsilia pyranthae.

Properties and Uses - leaves and fruits are used as laxatives and purgatives.


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