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Cassia italica, Cassia ligustrina, Cassia obtusa, Cassia porturegalis, Senna obtusa
Cassia aschrak, Cassia obovata, ishrig, Mecca senna, senna, senna mekki
Senna italica, Senegal senna, Italian senna, or Port Royal senna is a legume tree in the genus Senna. It is recognized by many other common names based on the regions it grows in. In India, it is used to produce a dye known as “neutral henna”. Senegal senna is easily distinguishable through its many distinctive features. There are 3 subspecies of this plant based on the size of the inflorescence and the length of the petiole. The subspecies are italica, micrantha, and arachoides. In many regions, this plant is cultivated commercially and medicinally.
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