Cassia caudata Standl.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Cassia caudata Standl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000177601. Accessed on: 13 Jul 2020'

General Information

Shrub or small tree, the branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves large, 4-foliolate; petioles elongate, about 10 cm. long, subterete, glabrous; rachis like petiole, about 7 cm. long, bearing a prominent subconic gland between the basal leaflets and a smaller apical gland or protuberance; stipules linear, caducous; leaflets ovate to elliptic, up to 25 cm. long and 7 cm. wide, obtuse or rounded basally, acuminate apically into a caudate tip about 3 cm. long, glabrous above and below; petiolules about 5 mm. long, dark, rugose. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, paniculate, several-flowered, puberulent; bracts linear, inconspicuous, about 2 mm. long; pedicels slender, up to 4 cm. long. Flowers yellow, large and showy; sepals un- equal, ovate to oblong-orbicular, up to 9 mm. long and 7 mm. wide, blunt or rounded, puberulent; petals mostly obovate, up to 3 cm. long and 17 mm. wide, venose, puberulent on the veins; fertile stamens 7; the 3 lowermost with large, oblong, markedly falcate anthers almost 1 cm. long, apically long-rostrate and dehiscent by a pair of terminal pores; 4 median anthers oblong, about 7 mm. long, only slightly falcate, short-rostrate, dehiscent by a pair of terminal pores; ovary linear, tomentose. Legume not known in maturity; seeds transverse.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    Habit

    Shrub tree

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    Distribution

    Panama and Costa Rica.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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     Information From

    Fabaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden