African Plant Database

Cassia grantii Oliv.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista grantii (Oliv.) Standl.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaecrista grantii (Oliv.) Standl.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cassia kituiensis Vatke (1880)
=Cassia grantii var. pilosula Oliv.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with slender, woody, rootstock (? sometimes rhizomatous); stems terete, radiating, prostrate, 3,5-40 cm long.
Ecology : Hard, bare ground, particularly by roads and paths; woodland; wooded grassland; open Brachystegia and Acacia woodlands; 300-2440 m alt. (400-1000 m in Fl. Zambes. area).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 127
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