Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
subsp. beareana (Holmes) Brenan

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Synonyms: Cassia granitica Baker f.
Common names:
Derivation of specific name: beareana: named after Dr O'Sullivan Beare, who brought the traditional use of a root extract of C. abbreviata as a cure for black-water fever to western medical attention in 1902.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 166 - 168.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 243.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 249. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 62.


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Flora of Botswana: Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana
Flora of Mozambique: Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana
Flora of Zambia: Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana

External websites:

African Plant Database: Cassia abbreviata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cassia abbreviata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cassia abbreviata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cassia abbreviata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cassia abbreviata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cassia abbreviata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassia abbreviata
Ispot Southern Africa : Cassia abbreviata
JSTOR Plant Science: Cassia abbreviata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassia abbreviata
Tropicos: Cassia abbreviata
West African Plants database: Cassia abbreviata

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: Species information: Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana., retrieved 25 October 2016

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