African Plant Database

Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Symb. Bot. (Vahl) 1: 30 (1790)
Notes : [Lebrun & Stork 2008 accept Cassia]
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista nigricans (Vahl) Greene
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Chamaecrista nigricans (Vahl) Greene
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaecrista nigricans (Vahl) Greene (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb, apparently annual, erect, brittle, simple or branched, 25-45(-180) cm tall; fruits erect. - Distinctive in life: all leaves tend to be held in a single plane.
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Ecology : Grassland; cultivated ground; fallow land; roadsides; semi-desert and Acacia-Commiphora bushland; usually by rivers, drainage lines, hot springs, humid soils; wooded grassland of various types; also dry and sandy soils; etc...
  Arabia, India.
  Very distinctive and constant species.

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
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 130
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:213 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 81 (1949).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 122
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 119 
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 194
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