1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Cassia L.
      1. Cassia mannii Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast to W. Uganda.

    [FWTA]

    Caesalpiniaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A forest tree, to 80 ft. high, deciduous
    Corolla
    Petals pink or white
    Flowers
    Flowers sweet-scented.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest., Lake Victoria regional mosaic; forest.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Tree up to 15–25 m. high.
    Bark
    Bark dark brown.
    Branches
    Young branchlets glabrous to slightly pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves with petiole and rhachis eglandular, the latter 15–34 cm. long. Leaflets in 5–12 pairs, petiolulate, ovate-elliptic to oblong-elliptic, (3.5–)4–7(–8) cm. long, 2–3.2(–4.5) cm. wide, acute to obtuse or obtusely acuminate at apex, not or only slightly emarginate, ± pubescent on midrib, otherwise subglabrous to puberulous, but with pubescent margins at least when young.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–12 cm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts mostly fallen before the flowers open.
    Corolla
    Petals pink or white, about 1.5–2.5 cm. long, (0.8–)1–1.4 cm. wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens 9–10; filaments of 2–3 lower with S-bend near base.
    Fruits
    Pods cylindrical, 40–90 cm. long, 2–3 cm. in diameter, black, longitudinally and transversely partitioned within.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, obovoid, compressed, 9–10 × 6 × 3–4 mm., transversely cracked.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest; 850–1370 m.
    Distribution
    U1 U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

    Cassia mannii Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [630], Cameroon K000092585
    Mann [1125], Sao Tome and Principe K000232488
    Mann [1125], Sao Tome and Principe K000232489

    First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 272 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Steyaert in Fl. Congo Belge 3: 499, t. 35.
    • Pellegr. Lég. Gab. 94
    • Milne-Redhead in Hook. Ic. Pl. t. 3368 (1938), partly (excl. Aubrév. 655)
    • Benth. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 27: 514
    • F.T.A. 2: 272 (1871)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Steyaert in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 3: 499 (1952).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 59, photo. 7 (1952).
    • Milne-Redh. in Hook., Ic. Pl., t. 3368 (1938).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 631 (1930).
    • Oliv., Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 272 (1871).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Brenan, J. P. M. (1967). Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Eggeling, W. J. & Dale, I. R. (1952). The Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0