Genus: Cassia L.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Alternate family(ies): Caesalpiniaceae
Common names: cassia
Genus number: 2145
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 197 (25 active, 22 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Brummitt, R. K. 1993. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 38. Taxon 42:689. Note: Committee for Spermatophyta recommends conservation proposal
  2. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:
  3. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 124.
  4. Randell, B. 1988. (918) Proposal to conserve 3536 Cassia with a conserved type (Fabaceae). Taxon 37:974-977. Note: conservation proposal

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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Cassia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 5 April 2020.