African Plant Database

Cassia polytricha Brenan
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cassia polytricha Brenan var. polytricha
 Chamaecrista polytricha (Brenan) Lock var. polytricha
 Chamaecrista polytricha (Brenan) Lock
Taxon infra-specific
Cassia polytricha var. pauciflora Brenan
Cassia polytricha var. pulchella Brenan
Cassia polytricha Brenan var. polytricha
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial herb with simple or somewhat branched, erect or ascending terete stems to 50(-100) cm tall.
Ecology : Deciduous Brachystegia-Uapaca woodland; induced grassland; shallow boggy soil overlying laterite by streamside; sometimes very common in cultivated ground on clay soil in xerophyte forest; shallow soil over rock; 400-1700 m alt.
  Variable species: annual or perennial plant, size and number of flowers.
  Comprise 3 vars.: - var. polytricha (perennial); - var. pauciflora Brenan (annual) [syn.: Chamaecrista polytricha var. pauciflora (Brenan) Lock]; - var. pulchella Brenan (annual) [syn.: Chamaecrista polytricha var. pulchella (Brenan) Lock].
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