African Plant Database

Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 377 (1753)  
Notes : [accepted by Lebrun & Stork]
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senna occidentalis (L.) Link (1829)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect herb, sometimes slightly woody, 0,15-2 m tall; stems rigid.
Ecology : Usually a weed of cultivation, roadsides and waste ground near villages and buildings; grassland, lake-shores; sand and sand with humus; muddy-clayey soil; 0-2400 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, Botswana; probably introduced in Ennedi (Chad). Pantropical, perhaps originating in tropical America but uncertain. If introduced into Africa, it has been there for a long time.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 81 (1949).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 95 (1985).
  • Kew Bull. 43: 334-341 (1988)

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Iles Canaries [Pitard & Proust]: 177 (1908 [1909]) 
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1978). Flora of Libya. 61: 2
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 122
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Record n°69780 modified 2015-07-08
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