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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae family

Senna alata
(Linnaeus) Roxburgh
, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832 2: 349.  1832.
Bas.: Cassia alata Linnaeus (1753). 

Kasialata
Indigenous quite common shrub of open swampy areas at lower elevations.
Native to northern South America to Brazil, Colombia.
Local medicinal uses


Note: Definition of Indigenous used in this website:  Plants considered to have been members of the Saint Lucian flora prior to colonial times.
This species may have been brought over by Amerindians because of its medicinal uses.