Scientific Name:
Senna multiglandulosa (Jacq.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby (1982)
  • Cassia multiglandulosa Jacq.
  • = Cassia tomentosa L.f. (1782)
Vernacular Name(s):
buttercup bush

Shrub or small tree to 6 m high, not armed; twigs densely hairy, finely ribbed, rounded. Lvs 1-paripinnate, densely hairy on rachis, petiolate; leaflets moderately hairy above, moderately or densely hairy below, oblong or elliptic, slightly asymmetric, subacute and shortly mucronate, entire, subsessile, (10)–15–40 mm long, usually in (4)–5–8 pairs; protruding glands mostly present between each pair of leaflets, often small or deciduous; stipules deciduous. Infl. axillary, racemose, few-flowered, < or ± = lvs; bracts and bracteoles narrow-ovate, deciduous, 3–6 mm long. Calyx teeth unequal, acute or subacute. Corolla deep golden yellow, c. 2 cm long; stamens 7; staminodes 3. Pod indehiscent, hairy, ± straight or slightly curved, terete or slightly flattened, many-seeded, 8–12 cm long; seeds smooth, brown, c. 5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Jan.–Jun.

Randell, B.R.: Revision of the Cassiinae in Australia. 1. Senna Miller sect. Chamaefistula (Colladon) Irwin and Barneby. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 11: 19–49.