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efloraindia:”Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week:

Sharing the images of Cassia hybrida from Coimbatore.
Location: NBNP Garden
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree


This plant has to be looked carefully

There is no published name as Cassia hybrida, the only we have is Cassia hybrida Tenore now considered as synonym of Senna floribunda (Cav.) Irwin & Barneby. This plant is however, clearly Cassia as seen by long sigmoid stamen. The fruit resembles Cassia fistula and may well be Rainbow shower tree a hybrid between Cassia fistula x renigera with no formal recognised name.


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