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Cassia siamea (Wikipedia)

Senna siamea, also known as Siamese cassia, kassod tree, cassod tree and cassia tree, is a legume in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is native to South and Southeast Asia, although its exact origin is unknown.

Senna siamea
Kassod (Senna siamea) flowers W IMG 0540.jpg
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Genus: Senna
S. siamea
Binomial name
Senna siamea
(Lam.) Irwin et Barneby
  • Cassia arayatensis Naves
  • Cassia arborea Macfad.
  • Cassia florida Vahl
  • Cassia gigantea DC.
  • Cassia siamea Lam.
  • Cassia siamea var. puberula Kurz
  • Cassia sumatrana Roxb.
  • Cassia sumatrana DC.
  • Chamaefistula gigantea G.Don
  • Sciacassia siamea (Lam.) Britton & Rose S
  • Sciacassia siamea (Lam.) Britton
  • Senna sumatrana (DC.) Roxb.
  • "Pheasantwood"

It is a medium-size, evergreen tree growing up to 18 m (60 ft) with yellow flowers. It is often used as shade tree in cocoa, coffee and tea plantations. In Thailand it is the provincial tree of Chaiyaphum Province and some places in the country are named after it.

Leaves are alternate, pinnately compound, with slender, green-reddish, tinged axis and 6 to 12 pairs of leaflets on short stalks, rounded at both ends.

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