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:
Typification:
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: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):184. 1999)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan]
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba (e.), Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, 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 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. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  4. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  5. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  7. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  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. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  11. Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae) (Baileya) 23:204-205.
  12. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  13. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  14. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  15. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):184.
  16. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  17. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F 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
  • 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

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=9340. Accessed 20 June 2018.