Cassia roxburghii DC.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Synonym(s) : Cassia marginata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cassia roxburghii DC.
  • Common name : Red Cassia, Red Indian Laburnum
  • Vernacular name : Kakke (Kannada); Sengondrai, Vakai (Tamil); Kadakonna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Grown as ornamental tree
  • Comments / notes : In plains. Often Planted
  • Flower, Fruit : February-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Villipuram district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Pudukkottai district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cassia roxburghii. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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