African Plant Database

Cassia falcinella Oliv.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cassia falcinella Oliv. var. falcinella
 Chamaecrista falcinella (Oliv.) Lock
Taxon infra-specific
Cassia falcinella var. parviflora Steyaert
Cassia falcinella Oliv. var. falcinella
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (or perennial) herb, sometimes with lower parts of stems or the rootstock woody, erect or prostrate, 10-60 cm tall; stems terete, simple or branched; lateral branches usually several, often patent; stipules falcate, overlapping at the shoot tips.
Ecology : Grassland; cultivated ground; banks of dry seasonal river in sandy desert bushland; rocky and grassy savannas; 600-1800 m alt.
  Wide range of variation in the species.
  Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa (var. parviflora). Not in Mozambique (= C. parva).
  Comprises 3 vars.: [see more in the book]
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Record n°177157
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