African Plant Database


Cassia obtusifolia L.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 377 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Cassia
 
 
Status
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby (1982)
 Cassia tora var. obtusifolia (L.) Haines (1922)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Cassia tora auct.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb or sub-shrub with erect, sparsely branched stems 0,3-2 m tall.
Ecology : Roadsides; fallow land; grassland; weed of cultivated ground; waste places; overgrazed sites; also near pools, river beds and near water; wooded grassland; sand; 0-2000 m alt.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa. Pantropical. ? Introduced in tropical Africa from tropical America; extending into southern USA.
  Can be confused with the introduced Cassia (Senna) tora (and often named so).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:213 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 43: 334-341 (1988)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
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Record n°69779 modified 2007-03-30
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