Senna alata

Senna alata (L.) Roxb., Fl. Ind. (Roxburgh) 2: 349 (1832).

Senna alata
Senna alata
Senna alata
Senna alata
Senna alata (L.) Roxb., Photo by Nguyen Hoang Nam

The native range of this species is SW. Mexico to Tropical America. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as animal food, a poison and a medicine, has environmental uses and social uses and for food.

Vietnamese name: 

Muồng trâu, Cây lác

Latin name: 

Senna alata (L.) Roxb.; Cassia alata L.




Black pepper (Fresh leaves are pounded and smeared). Laxative, purgative (Powder leaves oral).


Quang Ngai to Lam Dong. Plants that grow naturally

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