Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: HELP ID these seeds!  (Read 217 times)

Cort

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 25
    • 5b
    • View Profile
HELP ID these seeds!
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:55:41 PM »
Been looking at seed pictures all day and have no idea what these are!



Cort

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 25
    • 5b
    • View Profile
Re: HELP ID these seeds!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 05:57:09 PM »
Close up

 

fyliu

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2991
    • Burbank/Covina, CA 10a
    • View Profile
Re: HELP ID these seeds!
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 11:39:03 PM »
Looks like Senna obtusifolia from wikipedia. I see them sold in small bags in TCM shops. It's used in herbal medicine in Asia.

What do you use it for?

EDIT: When I go to Chinese Wikipedia, it says Cassia obtusifolia. Probably just a reclassification. Cassia humilis also redirects to the same English entry.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 11:45:08 PM by fyliu »

Cort

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 25
    • 5b
    • View Profile
Re: HELP ID these seeds!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 10:33:05 AM »
Iím not going to plant these as they are apparently invasive. I have no idea where these came from! Thank you so much for your help.

greenman62

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1150
    • USA, La, New Orleans, zone 9
    • View Profile
Re: HELP ID these seeds!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 03:48:17 PM »
 

ive seen a few species, all legumes
that look similar.
a few possible ones...

Cassia occidentalis
Cassia Angustifolia
Senna Tora


 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers