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Pakistan | Family List | Caesalpiniaceae | Cassia

Cassia renigera Wall. ex Benth. in Trans Linn. Soc. (Bot.). 27: 518. 1871. Blatter, Millard & Stearn, Some Beaut. Ind. Trees ed. 2.35.1954; Ali and S. Quraishi in S.U. Sci. Res. J. 3: 11. 1967.

A deciduous tree, 6-8 m tall; twigs and leaves persistently softly hairy. Stipules 1.5-2.5 cm long, leafy, kidney shaped. Leaf c. 21.5-38.5 cm long, leaflets 10-21 pairs, oblong-elliptic, c. 3.5-7 cm long, c. 1-2.5 cm broad. Inflorescence solitary or paired lateral racemes. Pedicel 3-5 cm long. Sepals ovate, 4-5 mm long. Petals 1.5-3.5 cm long, hairy outside, pink. Stamens 10, 3 large, having filaments swollen in the middle, 4 medium sized and 3 quite small. Pod 20-60 cm long, 2.5 cm broad.

Fl. Per.: May-July.

Distribution: Native of dry zone of Upper Burma, now introduced into India and Malayasia; cultivated in gardens and roadsides in W. Pakistan.

Burmese Pink Cassia is an ornamental garden and roadside tree.


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