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Senna italica Mill.

Synonyms

Cassia italica, Cassia ligustrina, Cassia obtusa, Cassia porturegalis, Senna obtusa

Common names

Cassia aschrak, Cassia obovata, ishrig, senna, senna mekki, Mecca senna

Extract from Wikipedia article

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.

LinkSenna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkAnts feeding on Senna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Senna italica (Cassia aschrak, Cassia obovata, Cassia italica, local names ishrig, senna, senna mekki) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
Location on mapsGarafat Al Rayyan and Dukhan Highway, Qatar
LinkSenna italica (Cassia aschrak, Cassia obovata, Cassia italica, local names ishrig, senna, senna mekki) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
Location on mapsGarafat Al Rayyan and Dukhan Highway, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Senna italica (Cassia) on roadside near Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Mazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkGreen seed pod of Senna italica (Cassia) on roadside near Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSenna italica (Cassia) at entrance of Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSeedling of Senna italica (Cassia) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, December 13, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkDry seed pods of Senna italica (Cassia) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015
LinkSplit pod of Senna italica (Cassia) with seeds taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.