African Plant Database


Cassia absus L.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Cassia
 
 
Status
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaecrista absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
 Cassia absus L. var. absus
 Grimaldia absus (L.) Link
 
Taxon infra-specific
Cassia absus L. var. absus
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb somtimes woody at base, erect or procumbent, usually much branched, sticky, 0,1-1,5 m tall; stems terete, lightly ridged, hirsute, glandular-hairy.
Ecology : Grassland; wooded grassland; open places in deciduous bushland; all types of bushland; scrub; granite outcrops; also a weed in old cultivations, roadsides, sandy lake-shores, meadows and waste ground; river banks; 7-1700 m alt.
  Botswana; widespread in the tropics of the Old World (S Asia, Australia; var absus); also introduced in the New World. - New World plants belong to var. meonandra Irwin & Barneby [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 81 (1949).
  • Kew Bull. 43: 334-341 (1988)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 69745
 
Record n°69745
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