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Senna villosa (Mill.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby (syn: Cassia villosa Mill.)

Coarse herb or weak shrub; stems and leaves stellate-pubescent; leaves alternate, once-pinnately compound, even-pinnate, with stalked glands between the leaflets; leaflets ovate-elliptic, base rounded, margin entire, apex acute; legume fruit flat, constricted between the seeds (loment-like).

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Listed, as Cassia villosa, as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981).