EPPO Global Database

Senna tora(CASTO)

Code created in: 2002-09-15

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CASTO
  • Preferred name: Senna tora
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Roxburgh


Area of origin unknown (possibly  in Central America). A widespread weed, which can be used as a vegetable, as the basis of beverages, and medicinally. Present in Ukraine, Russian Far East, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (except Myanmar), Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea, Mauretania to Sudan, Senegal to Cameroon, Zaïre, Tanzania, Madagascar, Central America, Australia (Western, Northern, Queensland), New Guinea

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cassia tora Linnaeus
Emelista tora (Linnaeus) Britton & Rose

Common names
Name Language
coffee pod English
coffee weed English (US)
foetid cassia English
peanut weed English
sicklepod English (US)
sickle senna English (US)
sickle wild sensitive plant English
tora English
Gemüsekassie German
cassie sauvage French
fausse pistache French
herbe pistache French
caña fistula Spanish (CO)
chilinchil Spanish (CO)
frijolilla Spanish (ES)
guanina Spanish (CU)
mamuri Spanish (AR)
matapasto Spanish (CU)
cassia selvatica Italian
fedegoso-branco Portuguese (BR)
matapasto-liso Portuguese (BR)
ebisugusa Japanese
エビスグ Japanese
кассия тора Russian
сенна александрийскся Russian
chakuna Bengali
chakunda Bengali
penevar Bengali
jué míng Chinese
决明 Chinese
결명자 Korean
gyeol myeong ja Korean