African Plant Database

Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 489 (1825)
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cassia kotschyana Oliv. (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub ramose from base, or tree 2-12(-20) m tall; trunk short with low-branching crown with flexuose, long branches; flowers yellow in pendulous Laburnum-like racemes 15-42 cm long; fruit black to >80 cm long.
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Ecology : Wooded grassland and savanna; secondary bush; lateritic soils; roadsides; gravel and ± concrete colluvium with clay; gallery forest; wet sites in short and long grass savanna; thickets; secondary (closed) forest; coastal scrub; sandstone plateau; etc...

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 81 (1949).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 313 (2006).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 69836
Record n°69836 modified 2007-03-30
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