Senna surattensis

Senna surattensis

Senna surattensis

(Scrambled egg plant)

FAMILY

Fabaceae / Caesalpiniaceae

Species

Senna surattensis

Common name

Scrambled egg plant-

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

Shrub to about 5 m tall, the compound leaves usually have 5-6 pairs of obovate leaflets. There is a stalked gland to 2 mm long between the lower leaflet pairs. Flowers to 3 cm diameter, petals yellow, there are 10 fertile stamens, anthers brownish. Pod more or less straight to 25 cm long.