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 Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 154
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 124
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:214 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 189
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 432

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 81 (1949).
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 313
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Record n°69836 modified 2007-03-30
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