African Plant Database

Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senna singueana (Delile) Lock
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cassia tettensis Bolle (1861)
=Cassia sabak Delile
=*Cassia mututu De Wild.
=Cassia goratensis Fresen. (1839)
=*Cassia sinqueana auct. non Delile (orthogr. error)
=Cassia zanzibarensis Vatke (1880)
=Cassia kethulleana De Wild. (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1-6-15 m tall, with scaly fissured, thick bark; flowers showy.
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Ecology : Woodland; Acacia-Combretum bushland; wooded grassland and bushland; frequently on termite mounds; stony thickets at the skirts of primitive woods; exposed stony parts of open mixed wood with Protea sandy woods with Tounatea madagascariensis , etc...
  The hybrid C. petersiana x C. singueana has been recorded.

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:214 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 93 (1986).
  • Kew Bull. 43: 334-341 (1988)
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Record n°69789 modified 2011-05-10
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