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Cassia abbreviata Oliv.

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HIGHER TAXON: Cassieae

GENUS: Cassia L.

Cassia abbreviata Oliv. [Preferred name]

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION:
  Africa
Botswana (N) [106]; Kenya (N) [106]; Mozambique (N) [106]; Namibia (N) [106]; Somalia (N) [106]; South Africa (N) [106]; Tanzania (N) [106]; Zaire (N) [106]; Zambia (N) [106]; Zimbabwe (N) [106]
  Australasia
Papua New Guinea (I) [261]
  Indian Ocean
Mauritius (I) [1915]

  
HABITATS:
  Africa
    Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket [33];
    Zambezian bushland and thicket [33];
    Zambezian woodland [33];
    Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transitional zone; wooded grassland [106];

LITERATURE POINTERS:
  Description [106, 261]

DESCRIPTORS:
  Climbing: Not climbing [261] ; Conservation Status: Not Threatened ; Habit: Shrub [261], Tree [261] ; Lifespan: Perennial [261] ; Source(s): 1988 (Africa) Lock JM, 1993 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H, 2004 (Malesia) Lock JM & Ford C (SJ2005), 2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005)

  
USES:
  Chemical products [106]; Medicine [106]; Toxins [52]

  
NOTES:
  Native of Tropical Africa. [261]
  Native to Africa. [1915]

  
BIBLIOGRAPHY:

33.

  White, F., 1983
    The Vegetation of Africa

52.

  Verdcourt, B. & Trump, E.C., 1969
    Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa

106.

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

261.

  Verdcourt, B., 1979
    A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae,PNG

1915.

  Polhill, R, M., 1990
    Legumineuses.In:Flore des Mascareignes,Vol 80.J. Bosser et a

3890.

  Lock, J.M. & Ford, 2004
    Legumes of Malesia: A check-list. RBG Kew.

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