Cassia corymbosa Lam.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Cassia corymbosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cassia/cassia-corymbosa/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

Genus

Other taxa in genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cassia corymbosa' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cassia/cassia-corymbosa/). Accessed 2021-09-28.

A shrub to 5 or 6 ft high, glabrous in all its parts. Leaves with two or three pairs of leaflets, which are lanceolate to oblong-ovate, bluntly pointed at the apex, 34 to 112 in. long; a characteristic gland is found on the main-stalk between the lowermost pair of leaflets. Flowers rich yellow, borne in late summer in clusters of three to eight at the ends of axillary shoots; corolla somewhat cup-shaped, about 1 in. wide.

A native of N. Argentina and neighbouring parts of S. America, introduced in 1796. It is best known as a shrub for the cool greenhouse but has been grown successfully outside in many mild gardens; even there it is best on a sunny wall, as it needs abundant sunshine if it is to flower well and ripen its wood. It should be spurred back in spring before growth commences and may be propagated by cuttings of half-ripened wood.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

As pointed out briefly in the reprint, many plants grown as C. corymbosa belong to a different though related species, easily distinguished from that species by its leaflets being rounded at the apex. The correct name for this species would appear to be C. candolleana Vogel (syns C. obtusa Clos (1847), not (Roxb.) Wight (1844); C. closiana Phil.; C. bicapsularis var. chilensis Benth.). It is a native of central Chile, in cultivation as C. corymbosa as early as 1901.