Cassia brewsteri

Cassia brewsteri

Image of Cassia brewsteri

(Brewster’s Cassia)

FAMILY

Fabaceae / Caesalpiniaceae

Species

Cassia brewsteri

Common name

Brewster’s Cassia

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This native tree has compound leaves, with 2-6 pairs of leaflets, each to about 4.5 cm long. Flowers form a pendulous raceme, petals are usually yellow but some may have red markings. Pod to 45 cm long, ribbed between the seeds, which are enclosed in a corky disk. Seeds are often heavily parasitised.

Additional images

Two images of Cassia brewsteri