EPPO Global Database

Senna alexandrina(CASSE)

Last modification: 2002-09-15

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CASSE
  • Preferred name: Senna alexandrina
  • Authority: Miller


Egypt and northeast Africa. Cultivated as a medicinal plant, imported into the Middle East and Mediterranean area, where it occurs as a casual 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cassia acutifolia (Link) Delile
Cassia alexandrina (Miller) Thellung
Cassia angustifolia Vahl
Cassia lanceolata Forsskål
Cassia senna Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Mekka-Senna German
Senesstrauch German
Senna German
Alexandrian senna English
Congo senna English
Indian senna English
sharp-leaved senna English
Tinnevelly senna English
séné d'Egypte French
séné de la Mecque French
séné Tinevelly French
senei mechuddad Hebrew
סֶנֶא מְחֻדָּד Hebrew
cassia a foglie strette Italian
senna Italian