A striking new unifoliolate and polycarpellate species of Senna (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) from Andhra Pradesh, India

25 November 2018

Ramana, Pragada; Swamy, J; Ahmedullah, Mohammed

Senna andhrica P.V. Ramana, J. Swamy and M. Ahmedullah, a new species from Andhra Pradesh, India, is described here. This is an interesting addition to the Leguminosae of South Asia which is an ecologically and economically important highly diverse pantropical family. The species is remarkable in having unifoliolate, oblong or ovate leaves, 2-3 carpellate gynoecium and reniform seeds. Morphologically, it is closely allied to Senna occidentalis (L.) Link.