African Plant Database

Cassia biensis (Steyaert) Mendonça & Torre
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Cassia
Basionym : Cassia katangensis var. biensis Steyaert
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista biensis (Steyaert) Lock
Status for TA : (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaecrista biensis (Steyaert) Lock
 Cassia katangensis var. biensis Steyaert
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with several prostrate or decumbent, occasionally semi-erect to erect, simple or subsimple stems 20-45 cm tall, from a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Grasslands, open woodlands, usually on Kalahari sand or other sandy soils; to c. 1600 m alt.
  Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana.
  Probably more drought-resistant than the closely related C. capensis.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 43: 334-341 (1988)
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