3536.000 Cassia L.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees or shrubs. Leaves paripinnate, without glands on petiole or rhachis. Flowers in many-flowered racemes; bracteoles 2 at base of pedicels. Sepals 5. Petals 5, yellow (in ours). Stamens 10, filaments of 3 lower stamens with an S-bend near the base, many times longer than their small anthers which are dorsifixed. Pod long (30-60 cm in ours), cylindric or elongate.

Worldwide: c.30 species, pantropical

Zimbabwe: 9 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman) Larval foodplant
Grammodora nigrolineata (Black-lined eggar) Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
abbreviata Oliv.[Agg]Description, Image
afrofistula Brenan var. afrofistula
ferruginea (Schrad.) DC.Image
fistula L.
grandis L.f.
javanica L.
nodosa Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.
roxburghii DC.
sieberiana DC.Image

Other sources of information about Cassia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cassia
Flora of Malawi: Cassia
Flora of Mozambique: Cassia
Flora of Zambia: Cassia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cassia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cassia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cassia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cassia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cassia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=693, retrieved 7 December 2016

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