Cassia grandis

(Click image to Enlarge)

Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

«
»
  • Botanical Name : Cassia grandis L.f.
  • Common Name : Coral Shower Tree, Horse Cassia, Pink Shower Tree
  • Plant Family : Caesalpiniaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 27, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Infocity

About Cassia grandis Plant :

  • Habit : A small tree.
  • Stem : Aerial, erect, woody, branched, cylindrical, solid.
  • Leaves : Paripinnately compound, leaflets 10-20, oblong, abruptly rounded at both ends. The terminal leaflets on the younger leaves have a coppery tinge which is very distinctive, the leaves are velvety to touch, hairy on both sides.
  • Inflorescence : Drooping racemes.
  • Flowers :
    • Pink coloured, ebracteate, complete.
    • Calyx of 5 sepals, corolla of 5 petals, subequal, clawed.
    • Stamens 5-10, unequal, some staminodes.
  • Fruit : A legume, small, flat, transversely wrinkled, seeds many.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Feb - March
  • Significance : Cultivated in the gardens and planted on road sides.