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Cassia abbreviata

Accepted name

Cassia abbreviata Oliv.1, 2, 3


Tribe: Cassieae;  Genus: Cassia


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Toxins4; Chemical products1; Medicine1


Native to Africa.3; Native of Tropical Africa.2

Geographical records

Africa2, 3:   Botswana(N)1, Kenya(N)1, Mozambique(N)1, Namibia-ISO(N)1, Somalia(N)1, South Africa(N)1, Tanzania(N)1, Zaire(N)1, Zambia(N)1, Zimbabwe(N)1

Australasia5:   Papua New Guinea(I)2

Indian Ocean3:   Mauritius(I)3

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Zambezian woodland6; Zambezian bushland and thicket6; Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket6; Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transitional zone; wooded grassland1

Literature citations

Description1, 2


2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005)


1:Brenan, J.P.M. (1967) Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill
2:Verdcourt, B. (1979) A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
3:Polhill, R, M. (1990) Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
4:Verdcourt, B. & Trump, E.C. (1969) Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa
5:Lock, J.M. & Ford (2004) Legumes of Malesia: A check-list. RBG Kew.
6:White, F. (1983) The Vegetation of Africa

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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