Cassia afrofistula Brenan
var. patentipila Brenan

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Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

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Synonyms:
Common names: African-pipe Cassia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves paripinnate without any glands on the rhachis or petiole; leaflets in 4-9 pairs, hairless, ovate-elliptic, tapering. Flowers in showy, erect pyramidal panicles, bright yellow. Fruit a brittle, blackish-brown pod, up to 60 cm long, tapering at both ends.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Normally occurring in bush on coastal sand dunes but also known from sandy islands in the Save and Zambezi(?) rivers.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Any time of the year
Worldwide distribution: From East Africa southwards to Limpopo and Mpumalanga
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 9 November 2017
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 169 - 171. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cassia afrofistula
African Plant Database: Cassia afrofistula
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cassia afrofistula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cassia afrofistula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cassia afrofistula
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cassia afrofistula
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cassia afrofistula
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cassia afrofistula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cassia afrofistula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassia afrofistula
Ispot Southern Africa: Cassia afrofistula
JSTOR Plant Science: Cassia afrofistula
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassia afrofistula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cassia afrofistula
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cassia afrofistula
Tropicos: Cassia afrofistula


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cassia afrofistula var. patentipila.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126880, retrieved 21 November 2017

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