African Plant Database

Cassia paralias Brenan
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 14: 187 (1960)
Information on the genus : Cassia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaecrista paralias (Brenan) Lock
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial woody herb or shrublet 40-50 cm tall with very ramose, woody stems from a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Sandy soil near the sea, frequent; sand dunes, sandy dry soil in treeless places; 0-20 m alt. - Known from only a small area of coastal Mozambique.
  Distinctive species in its small thick, tightly imbricate leaflets; otherwise resembling C. mimosoides.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 135
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