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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Leguminosae, R.K. Brummitt, A.C. Chikuni, J.M. Lock and R.M. Polhill. Flora Zambesiaca 3:2. 2007

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree, 1–6(8) m tall.
Morphology Branches
Branchlets dark red-brown, longitudinally ridged, sparsely puberulous, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves paripinnate; stipules not seen, probably very early caducous; petiole 6–9 cm long, sparsely appressed-puberulous; rachis 13–25 cm long, sparsely appressed-puberulous; petiolules 3–5 mm long, sparsely puberulous; leaflets opposite, in 6–7 pairs, 4.8–9 × 3.2–5.3 cm, broadly ovate to elliptic, apex rounded or retuse, base rounded to broadly cuneate, sometimes slightly asymmetric, sparsely appressed-pubescent beneath, glabrescent; venation slightly prominent particularly beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, racemose, 18–50 cm long, simple or branched, pendulous; axis sparsely appressed-pubescent; bracts and bracteoles not seen, early caducous; pedicels 24–27 mm long at anthesis, sparsely appressed-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes 5, c.8 × 4 mm, elliptic to ovate, minutely puberulous inside and outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, white, 15–16 × 8–10 mm, elliptic to obovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10; filaments glabrous, three of them c.17 mm long, sigmoidally curved near the base and abruptly swollen near the middle with anthers 3 mm long, the rest 5–7 mm long, straight, anthers 1–2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary multiovulate, 15–17 mm long and 1–2 mm in diameter, filiform, densely sericeous-pubescent; stipe short; stigma terminal, recessed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod blackish, 40–60 × 1–1.5 cm, transversely septate, terete, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed shiny dark brown, c.10 × 8 × 2–3 mm, broadly obovate-elliptic, flattened.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; woodland., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transitional zone; wooded grassland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 1–6 m. high.
Morphology Branches
Young branchlets minutely and inconspicuously puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petiole and rhachis eglandular, the latter 15–24 cm. long. Leaflets in 5–8 pairs, petiolulate, elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 3.5–10(–12) cm. long, 1.8–4.6(–7) cm. wide, minutely and inconspicuously appressed-puberulous beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 15–50 cm. long, pendulous, simple or branched, mostly lateral.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts falling while the buds are young.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, 1–2.4 cm. long, 0.6–1.2 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10; filaments of 3 lower each with an S-bend near base and an abrupt conspicuous swelling above the bend.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods ± 60 cm. long, 1–1.5 cm. in diameter, similar to those of 7, C. afrofistula.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds embedded in pulp, chestnut-brown, ovate-orbicular or suborbicular, 8–10 × 7–9 × 3–5 mm., with slight reticulate cracking.
Habitat
Woodland, wooded grassland, thickets; 15–800 m.
Distribution
T6 T8

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Cassia burttii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [7650], Tanzania 11446.000
Burtt, B.D. [5032], Tanzania K000232456 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 73: 80 (1935)

Accepted by

  • Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). 61. Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2): 1-218. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 73: 80 (1935).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 96 (1949).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Brenan, J. P. M. (1967). Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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