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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast to W. Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A forest tree, to 80 ft. high, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink or white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sweet-scented.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 15–25 m. high.
Morphology General Bark
Bark dark brown.
Morphology Branches
Young branchlets glabrous to slightly pubescent.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 3–12 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts mostly fallen before the flowers open.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink or white, about 1.5–2.5 cm. long, (0.8–)1–1.4 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 9–10; filaments of 2–3 lower with S-bend near base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods cylindrical, 40–90 cm. long, 2–3 cm. in diameter, black, longitudinally and transversely partitioned within.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown, obovoid, compressed, 9–10 × 6 × 3–4 mm., transversely cracked.
Habitat
Lowland rain-forest; 850–1370 m.
Distribution
U1 U2

[ILDIS]
Use
Wood

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
Mann [1125], Sao Tome and Principe K000232488
Mann [1125], Sao Tome and Principe K000232489
Thomas, D.W. [630], Cameroon K000092585

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

Accepted by

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Benth. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 27: 514
  • F.T.A. 2: 272 (1871)
  • Milne-Redhead in Hook. Ic. Pl. t. 3368 (1938), partly (excl. Aubrév. 655)
  • Pellegr. Lég. Gab. 94
  • Steyaert in Fl. Congo Belge 3: 499, t. 35.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 631 (1930).
  • Milne-Redh. in Hook., Ic. Pl., t. 3368 (1938).
  • Oliv., Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 272 (1871).
  • 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).

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.

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