EPPO Global Database

Senna occidentalis(CASOC)

Code created in: 2002-09-15

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CASOC
  • Preferred name: Senna occidentalis
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Link


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone). A widespread weed,  to a limited extent used medicinally and as a substitute for coffee. Introduced in southern Mediterranean, Russian Far East, Western Asia (Arabia, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (except Myanmar), Malesia, China, Korea, Africa (practically throughout, except Cape), Madagascar, USA (southern), New Guinea, Australia (except Victoria, Tasmania)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cassia occidentalis Linnaeus
Cassia torosa Cavanilles
Ditremexa occidentalis (Linnaeus) Britton & Rose

Common names
Name Language
coffee senna English (US)
negro coffee English
styptic weed English (US)
Stinkkassie German
cassie puante French
achuporoto Spanish (BO)
aya-poroto Spanish (HN)
brusca chuquichique Spanish (VE)
café cimarrón Spanish (HN)
café de Bonpland Spanish (AR)
caffecillo Spanish (CO)
caña-fista Spanish (BO)
frijolillo negro Spanish (HN)
friquillo Spanish (ES)
hierba hedionda brusca Spanish (CU)
manjeiroba Spanish (ES)
pico de pájaro Spanish (ES)
pigue pájaro Spanish (NI)
rematilla Spanish
taperiba Spanish
vainillo Spanish (HN)
fedegoso-verdadeiro Portuguese (BR)
folha-de-page Portuguese (BR)
lava-pratos Portuguese (BR)
tararucu Portuguese (BR)
habu-sô Japanese
ハブソウ Japanese
кассия западная Russian
кофейная сенна Russian
сенна западная Russian
wàng jiāng nán Chinese
望江南 Chinese
bari kasondi Hindi
kasunda Hindi
석결명 Korean
seok gyeol myeong Korean
arimarda Sanskrit
kasamarda Sanskrit
vimarda Sanskrit