Crown-of-Gold Tree, Spectacular cassia, Yellow shower, Archibald’s Cassia, Calceolaria shower, Pisabed;
Bhutan (I); China (I); Guangdong ; Yunnan ; Hong Kong (I); India (I) ; Karnataka; Rajasthan ; Sikkim ; West Bengal ; Malaysia (I); Sri Lanka (I) ; Thailand (I) & other countries as per ILDIS;

Herewith enclosing the photographs of Senna spectabilis. A small to medium sized tree with spectacular inforescence show. Now in flowering.
Photos taken on 9.10.2011 near Manasagangothri campus.



Cassia for ID : Sri Lanka : 100912 : AK-2:
Kindly id this Cassia species from Sri Lanka.
Picture taken on 15/11/2010.
A medium size tree.

It may be Cassia spectabilis.

yeah looks very much like Cassia spectabilis.


efloraindia: Fabaceae-C​aesalpinio​ideae (Caesalpin​iaceae) week:
Sharing the images of Senna siamea from Coimbatore.

Not Senna siamea for sure. The fruits are quite different and even the habit photo, foliage etc. of the plant looks quite different. Check for other species of Senna.

My key uploaded on the website leads me to Senna spectabilis, the only species without glands (I can’t detect any) and cylindrical pods.



SL 9 071113 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Please ID this leuminous shrub with yellow flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Oct 2112.

It should be Senna spectabilis.

Senna spectabilis (DC.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby : Attachments (1).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Senna spectabilis (DC.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby (= Cassia spectabilis DC), fam Caesalpiniaceae,
ornamental avenue tree from Tirumala hills of Andhrapradesh.

Does it commonly flower during this time in AP? What is the date when this picture was taken? This tree has finished its flowering long time back in Bangalore (typically after the rain till around Nov)

It is from my old collection taken during April 2010, Thirumala hill, forest area near Aakasganga, it is a cultivated tree only.


Need id assistance of JNU campus 200415SP1-2 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
I need id assistance for following images belonging to one species.
Date: 20/04/2015
Locality: JNU New Campus

Habit: Tree with yellow flowers

Senna spectabilis

PM1 20-09-2018. Fabaceae member id from chandigarh : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Id requested, a medium sized tree with blackish smooth bark
From the last 3-4 years m observing it but it doesn’t flower yet.
planted in a garden
Location- Chandigarh
Date- 19-09-2018

size of the leaves. any hairs?

No mam leaves are not hairy.  5-6cm long and 2-3 cm wide

From the leaves arrangement and shape it is looking like S. spectabilis but S. spectabilis leaves are more glossy as compared to this. i  have to wait for flowering n fruiting

What is the genus?

Senna as suggested by …

To me looks different.

On further checking, I feel you may be right as per images at Senna spectabilis

Yes sir. It’s looking like S.spectabilis


Cassia FOR ID :: Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad :: 15 NOV 19 : 5 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.
Banasura Sagar Dam  Wayanad
Date: November 15, 2019 … Altitude: about 980 m (3,200 ft) asl
¿ Cassia ?  

Dear friends,
This small tree is most probably planted; not sure whether exotic or native. I assume it is Cassia, but not able to get to species. The cylindrical pods are slightly over a foot long.

Cassia spectabilis ??

Yes, …, all possibility of Cassia spectabilis (syn. of Senna spectabilis).
Thank you very much for the ID.

Pointed tip of leaflets suggested …checked for pods and they too match with Senna spectabilis.

Indeed .. I am convinced with your ID. Thank you very much. I have already updated my notes yesterday.



Senna spectabilis photographed from Anjana Layout Bangalore-GS27012022-5: 5 very high res. images.
Senna spectabilis photographed from Anjana Layout Bangalore, 21-9-2015.

Yes sir. very common species here in Bangalore and Mysore area. Very invasive species like Lantana.


Senna for ID from Lal Bagh Bangalore-GS05022022-4: 5 very high res. images.
Please help with the ID of Senna sp from Lal Bagh Bangalore, 29-9-2015.

Looks like Senna spectabilis


Cassia sp for ID from Lal Bagh Bangalore-GS17052022-4: 3 very high res. images.
Please help with the ID of Cassia sp photographed from Lal Bagh Bangalore, 29-5-2015

I think it is close to images at Senna spectabilis (DC.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby


Identification request 002: 2 images.
Habitat: urban, planted in garden

Habit: shrub or small tree
Location: JDB girls college kota
Date: 15082023

Please send the picture of the habit of the plant.

Meanwhile check for Cassia species (C.spectabilis ???)

Yes, that appears close as per images at
(though I am not too sure)



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