African Plant Database

Cassia parva Steyaert
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 20: 266 (1950)
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista parva (Steyaert) Lock
Status for TA : (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaecrista parva (Steyaert) Lock
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cassia falcinella var. longifolia Ghesq.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb ± 8-50 cm tall with erect slender, flexuous, usually annual stems, simple or subsimple or somewhat branched especially near base, arising from a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Grassland; deciduous woodland; grassy savanna with Protea; open forests with Brachystegia; 1560-2200 m alt.
  Resembling C. katangensis (both perhaps forming a single taxon). On the other hand, the distinctive features of C. parva are not always clear, with series of forms intermediate between C. comosa and C. katangensis.

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