Twin-leaf Desert Senna
Twin-leaf Desert Senna
Comparison S a coriacea
Twin-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Legumes (Fabales)
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)
Species: Twin-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla)
This Photo:     Leaf
Other names: Desert Senna or Grey Cassia

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very similar to the other S. artemisioides.
Most closely similar to ssp coriacea. Notice however the leaflets are narrower and more pointed.
The name is a bit of a misnomer as well. There are usually 4-6 leaflets, not two.
They are classed as rare, but are not listed in the Murraylands Survey. We have lost the specimens (not recognising what they were at the time), so are on the look out for it to take better measurements.

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Jan-2014
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)