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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Senna stipulacea (Aiton) H.S.Irwin & Barneby var. anglorum H.S.Irwin & Barneby

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Senna >
  3. Family: Fabaceae

Place of Publication

Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35(1-2): 336-337 (1982)

Type citation

"Chile: Valparaíso, Valparaíso; anno 1832", Cuming 708 (Holotype: K Isotypes: E, BM).

Descriptions

  • Irwin & Barneby (1982)

Habit

Evergreen shrub to 1-3.5 m tall. Flowering from August to December.

Key characteristics

Secondary venation of leaflets prominent on both surfaces. The foliage tends to be a darker green than that of Senna stipulacea var. stipulacea.

Regions

Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Maule and Ñuble

Distribution and habitat

Central Chile from Coquimbo to Ñuble. Grows in coastal woodlands, sometimes in deep shade and usually below 500 meters above sea-level.

References

  • Irwin & Barneby (1982)

    Irwin, H.S. and Barneby, R.C. 1982. The American Cassiinae. A synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Casiinae in the New World. Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 35:(1-2):1-98