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  Cassia javanica var. indochinensis
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Cassia javanica L. var. indochinensis Gagnep. in Lecomte, Fl. Gen. Indo-Chine 2: 158. 1913; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Subtribe Cassiinae 40. 2001. Cassia nodosa Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 336. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 261. 1878; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 16. 1992. Cassia javanica L. var. agnes de Wit, webbia 11: 220. 1955. Cassia javanica L. ssp. nodosa (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) K. & S. Larsen, Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam. Soc. 25: 205. 1974.
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  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Pink Cassia, Pink Mohur, Pink Shower, White Shower
  Description: Trees, up to 10 m high; bark grayish, smooth. Leaves alternate, rachis (including petiole) 10-17 cm long, terete, pubescent; leaflets opposite or subopposite, 3-10 pairs, 2.5-10.5 x 1.8-4 cm, ovate, ovate-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, acutish or sub-acuminate, subcoriaceous, puberulous both sides, almost equal-sided at the base; stipules lateromedian, reniform, ca 1 cm long, pointed at both ends, pubescent beneath, caducous. Glands absent. Racemes 6-30 cm long, aggregated into terminal leafy corymbs or from old wood; bracts 7-8 mm long; bracteoles 1.5-2.5 mm long, similar and adjacent to bracts; ovate-lanceolate, acute-acuminate. Sepals 4-5 mm long, narrowly ovate, obtuse. Petals 1.8-3 cm, spathulate, pubescent outside, pink or carmine. Stamens 10, all fertile; three large filaments 2.2-2.5 cm long, with a distinct globular swelling in the middle, twice curved; 7 filaments half as long, almost straight; anthers opening by 2 basal pores and through longitudinal rim. Ovary and style hairy; stigma sublateral, punctiform. Pods 30-60 x 1.5-2 cm, terete, blackish, transversely septate; seeds broadly ovate, without areole.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
  Distribution: India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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