African Plant Database


Cassia mimosoides L.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 379 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Cassia
 
 
Status
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb, 0,4-1,7 m tall with erect, simple or subsimple stem usually branching sparsely above the middle, or ±45-75 cm and branching from ground level; tap-root system branching, spreading, often ±woody near ground level;
Ecology : Clearings; forest margins; wooded grassland; grassland; cultivated and waste ground; sandy river beds, lake- and sea-shores; fallow land; all types of bushland; ditches; dunes, sands; savannas; hard-pans; 0-2800 m alt.
  Extremely variable but at the present stage of knowledge of the species in Africa, it would be unwise to establish infraspecific taxa.
  Caprivi strip, Botswana; widespread in S Asia (but occurrence needs critical studies also of related Asian taxa).
  Can be confused with C. fenarolii and C. quarrei , also C. polytricha, C. plumosa, C. gracilior.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 81 (1949).
  • Kew Bull. 43: 334-341 (1988)

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 122
 
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Record n°69772 created 2008-10-02 - modified 2008-10-02
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