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")
Name Verified on: 14-Mar-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Oct-2001
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 20 in National Plant Germplasm System

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 (fide Baileya 23:205. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):184. 1999)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Oaxaca, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Montserrat; Puerto Rico
    • Central America: Central America
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia; Peru - Loreto

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • 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.
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae) (Baileya) 23:204-205.
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):184.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Villaseñor, J. L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 87:559-902.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

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

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image