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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. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  3. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  4. Brummitt, R. K. 1994. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 41 (Taxon) 43:273.
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  9. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  10. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  11. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  12. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  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. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  15. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  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 Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  18. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  19. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):183.
  20. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  21. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  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. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  24. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9334. Accessed 15 December 2018.