Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Senna pendula (Willd.) Irwin & Barneby var. glabrata (Vogel) Irwin & Barneby
easter cassia
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Brazil
Growth Form: Tree/shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Glabrous or softly pubescent, scandent shrub or small tree 2–4 m high, with ± rounded, densely leafy crown and arching branches. Leaves: Green, margins yellow, leaflets in 4–5 pairs, obovate or elliptic, 13–40 mm long, tips rounded; petiolar gland absent; rhachis with a gland between the lowest pair of leaflets only. Flowers: Bright yellow, in axillary racemes 40–100 mm long, numerous towards ends of branches; pedicels of open flowers 20–30 mm long; April–May (–all year). Fruit: Pods, brown, ± straight to slightly curved, pendulous, cylindrical, ± inflated, rounded apically, septate within, 180–200 mm long, not or slowly dehiscent.
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