African Plant Database

Cassia petersiana Bolle
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Naturw. Reise Mossambique [Peters] 1: 13 (1861) 
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock
Status for TA : (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock (1988)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cassia delagoensis Harv.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub sparingly to multi-branched, slender, rounded, or tree 0,6-6(-12) m tall.
Ecology : Rain-forest and egdes; riverine forest; deciduous woodland; coastal evergreen bushland; wooded grassland; woodland on rejuvenated soils; wooded savannas; dry closed forests; wetter bushland and thicket; 12-2130 m alt.
  Very variable (in leaflet shape and indumentum); perhaps hybridisation possible with other (introduced) species creating some forms.
  N S. Africa; Madagascar (probably introduced).
  The hybrid C. petersiana and C. singueana has been recorded.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 93 (1986).
  • Kew Bull. 43: 334-341 (1988)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°69782
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