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Chamaecrista leschenaultiana (Candolle) O. Degener, Fl. Hawaiiensis Fam. 169b. 1934.
syn: Cassia wallichiana DC.
Small shrubby plant having sessile gland on petiole and larger flowers like C. mimosaefolia with 8-10 mm long sepals and slightly longer petals, stamens 7-10. and less number of leaflets (10-20 pairs) which are larger (9-13 mm) and broader (2-3 mm).  This particular plant, however, had leaflets numbering from 8-14 pairs in the leaves that I saw. Kindly validate.
Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road near Kalsi on September 16, 2011. 


Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Chamaecrista leschenaultiana from Mussoorie Chakjrata road near Kalsi pl validate: Chamaecrista leschenaultiana (Candolle) O. Degener, Fl. Hawaiiensis Fam. 169b. 1934. syn: Cassia wallichiana DC.
Small shrubby plant having sessile gland on petiole and larger flowers like C. mimosaefolia with 8-10 mm long sepals and slightly longer petals, stamens 7-10. and less number of leaflets (10-20 pairs) which are larger (9-13 mm) and broader (2-3 mm). This particular plant, however, had leaflets numbering from 8-14 pairs in the leaves that I saw. Kindly validate.
Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road near Kalsi on September 16, 2011. 


Chamaecrista leschenaultiana (Candolle) O. Degener, Fl. Hawaiiensis Fam. 169b. 1934.
syn: Cassia wallichiana DC.
Small shrubby plant having sessile gland on petiole and larger flowers like C. mimosaefolia with 8-10 mm long sepals and slightly longer petals, stamens 7-10. and less number of leaflets (10-20 pairs) which are larger (9-13 mm) and broader (2-3 mm). This particular plant, however, had leaflets numbering from 8-14 pairs in the leaves that I saw. Kindly validate.
Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road near Kalsi on September 16, 2011.


Thanks Sir, it means we have seen 3 similar looking species and i missed two out of them.


This looks like cassia wallichiana which also snaped by me from my nearby office during last years.


Cassia wallichiana DC. is a synonym of Chamaecrista leschenaultiana as indicated by me above. Thanks …, that confirms my identification.

  
 
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