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Taxon: Cassia fistula L.

 
Genus: Cassia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Nomen number: 9334
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:377. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Mar-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 14 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • golden shower  (Source: Baileya) - English
  • Indian-laburnum  (Source: Baileya) - English
  • purging cassia  (Source: Baileya) - English
  • bâton casse  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • canéficer  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • casse fistuleuse  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Röhrenkassie  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • cana-fístula  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cássia-fístula  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cássia-imperial  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • chuva-de-ouro  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cañafístula  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • rörkassia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (possible origin tropical Asia)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  3. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  4. Brummitt, R. K. 1994. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 41. Taxon 43:273. Note: conservation proposal not recommended
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cassia+fistula&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  9. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  10. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  11. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  13. Irwin, H. S. & R. C. Barneby. 1982. The American Cassiinae: a synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Cassiinae in the New World. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:14.
  14. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  15. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  16. Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae). Baileya 23:204.
  17. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  18. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  19. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):183.
  20. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Reveal, J. L. 1992. (1042) Proposal to conserve the name and type of Cassia fistula Linnaeus. Taxon 41:136.
  23. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  24. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.

Check other web resources for Cassia fistula L. :

  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cassia fistula cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9334. Accessed 22 July 2019.