Cassia javanica L.

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Cassia javanica

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road near main entrance gate, Ewanrigg

Cassia javanica

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road near main entrance gate, Ewanrigg

Cassia javanica

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road near main entrance gate, Ewanrigg

Cassia javanica

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road near main entrance gate, Ewanrigg

Cassia javanica

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road near main entrance gate, Ewanrigg

Cassia javanica

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road near main entrance gate, Ewanrigg

Cassia javanica

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road near main entrance gate, Ewanrigg

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Synonyms:
Common names: Apple blossom cassia (English) Java cassia (English) Pink shower (English)
Description: Small to medium-sized tree, to 25 m. Leaves without glands on petiole and rhachis; petiole 1.5-4 cm long; leaflets with 5-15(-20) pairs of leaflets; elliptical-ovate to oblong, 2.5-5 cm long; base broadly rounded; apex usually rounded, sometimes acute. Stipules c. 12-25 mm long, leaflike. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle, terminal on leafy shoots or lateral on short side branches, up to 16 cm long, many-flowered. Bracts of inflorescence persisting while the flowers are open. Sepals 4-10 mm long, green to dark red. Petals 15-35 mm long, whitish to reddish or buff. Fruit pendent, terete, 20-60 cm long, 1-1.5(-2.5) cm in diameter, indehiscent. Seeds numerous, embedded in a flat disk.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: javanica: of Java
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical Asia
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Saturday 7 January 2017
Literature:

Orwa, C. et al. (2009). Cassia javanica Agroforestry Database: a tree reference and selection guide, version 4.0. Published on the internet: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/treedb/AFTPDFS/Cassia_javanica.pdf

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cassia javanica
African Plant Database: Cassia javanica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cassia javanica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cassia javanica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cassia javanica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cassia javanica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cassia javanica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cassia javanica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cassia javanica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassia javanica
Ispot Southern Africa: Cassia javanica
JSTOR Plant Science: Cassia javanica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassia javanica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cassia javanica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cassia javanica
Tropicos: Cassia javanica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cassia javanica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165130, retrieved 24 August 2017

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