Eland's Pea

Scientific Name
Senna italica Mill. subsp. arachoides (Burch.) Lock
Higher Classification
Cassia arachoides Burch., Cassia italica (Mill.) Lam. ex F.W.Andrews subsp. arachoides (Burch.) Brenan, Cassia obovata Collad. (in part), Cassia obovata Collad. var. mucronata Burtt Davy, Cassia obovata Collad. var. pilosa Burtt Davy, Cassia obovata in sense of Burtt Davy, not of Collad. (misapplied name)
Common Names
Eland's Pea (e), Swartstorm (a), Wild Senna (e), Wilde Ertjies (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Senna italica Mill. subsp. arachoides (Burch.) LockLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Senna italica Mill. subsp. arachoides (Burch.) Lock. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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