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Taxon: Cassia grandis L. f.

 
Genus: Cassia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Nomen number: 9340
Place of publication: Suppl. pl. 230. 1782 ("1781")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Mar-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 20 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • appleblossom cassia  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • coral shower  (Source: Baileya) - English
  • horse cassia  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • pink shower  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • bâton casse  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • casse du Brésil  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • großfrüchtige Kassie  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • canafístula  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cássia-grande  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • geneúna  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • árbol de fuego  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • sándalo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • rosenkassia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba (e.), Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, United States [Puerto Rico (s.w.)]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Central America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (Para, Amazonas, Mato Grosso)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Peru [Loreto (questionably native)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

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. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  4. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  5. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  7. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  8. 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. 35:30.
  9. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  11. Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae). Baileya 23:204-205.
  12. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  13. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  14. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  15. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):184.
  16. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  17. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  18. Villaseñor, J. L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 87:559-902.

Check other web resources for Cassia grandis L. f. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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 grandis 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=9340. Accessed 7 December 2019.