Cassia angolensis Hiern

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Cassia angolensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka NE 25km, Kasonde Farm or Hummels Farm.

Cassia angolensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kasonde Farm/Hummels Farm ; Lusaka NE 25km.

Cassia angolensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Chisamba

Cassia angolensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm.

Cassia angolensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm.

Cassia angolensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm.

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Status: Native
Description:
A small tree, but reaching 20 m elsewhere, semi-evergreen. Bark smooth. Leaves paripinnate. Flowers in axillary and terminal racemes, appearing with the new foliage. Pods black or dark brown, up to 70 cm long, rigid, snapping into cylindrical sections when pressure is applied, falling when mature. The seeds in individual compartments, surrounded by dry pulp, rattling when the mature pod is shaken.
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Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Botswana, Namibia
Mozambique distribution: N
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Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 164 - 165.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 250. As Cassia angolense (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 91.

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Flora of Malawi: Cassia angolensis
Flora of Zambia: Cassia angolensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cassia angolensis
African Plant Database: Cassia angolensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cassia angolensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cassia angolensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cassia angolensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cassia angolensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cassia angolensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cassia angolensis
iNaturalist: Cassia angolensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassia angolensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cassia angolensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassia angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cassia angolensis
Plants of the World Online: Cassia angolensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cassia angolensis
Tropicos: Cassia angolensis
Wikipedia: Cassia angolensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Cassia angolensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180010, retrieved 5 August 2020

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