Cassia queenslandica

Cassia queenslandica

Cassia queenslandica

(Cassia)

FAMILY

Fabaceae / Caesalpiniaceae

Species

Cassia queenslandica

Common name

Cassia

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small tree is similar in appearance to Cassia brewsteri but it can be distinguished by the petals being 15-20 mm long rather than 5-15 mm long and there are usually many more flowers per raceme, >50 rather than <50. Leaves compound, leaflets in 5-8 pairs. Petals yellow; fruit a cylindrical pod 35-50 cm long and 1.5-2 cm dam., seeds reddish.