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Taxon: Cassia fistula L.

Genus: Cassia
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Caesalpinioideae tribe: Cassieae subtribe: Cassiinae. Also placed in: Caesalpiniaceae
Nomen number: 9334
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:377. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: review history of nomenclature proposal concerning this name from the Smithsonian Institution's database
Name verified on: 14-Mar-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • golden shower   (Source: Baileya 23:204. 1996) – English
  • Indian-laburnum   (Source: Baileya 23:204. 1996) – English
  • purging cassia   (Source: Baileya 23:204. 1996) – English
  • bâton casse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • canéficer   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • casse fistuleuse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Röhrenkassie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • cássia-fístula   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cássia-imperial   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cana-fístula   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • chuva-de-ouro   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cañafístula   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • rörkassia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • possible origin tropical Asia

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Brummitt, R. K. 1994. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 41. Taxon 43:273. [conservation proposal not recommended].
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • 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. 35:14.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae). Baileya 23:204.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. 12(1):183 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):183.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reveal, J. L. 1992. (1042) Proposal to conserve the name and type of Cassia fistula Linnaeus. Taxon 41:136.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
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Check other web resources for Cassia fistula L.:

  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cassia fistula 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 or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?9334 (17 September 2014)

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