Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:
Cassia renigera Benth.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Cassia Species:
Cassia renigera Benth.






Synonym Cassia javanica subsp.renigera Benth. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Burmese pink cassia, Burmese senna, common pink cassia, deciduous cassia, pink shower, velvet cassia Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Burmese pink cassia Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Pink-Cassia Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Above 1500m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Pod 20-60 cm long, 2.5 cm broad.
Habitat Burmese Pink Cassia is an ornamental garden tree and hence cultivated in gardens and roadsides Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native of dry zone of Upper Burma, now introduced into India and Malaysia; Bark Details Fairly smooth, pinkish grey bark.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species A deciduous tree, 6-8 m tall; twigs and leaves persistently softly hairy. Stipules leafy, kidney shaped. Leaf leaflets 10-21 pairs, oblong-elliptic. Inflorescence solitary or paired lateral racemes. Petals hairy outside, pink. Stamens 10, 3 large, having filaments swollen in the middle, 4 medium sized and 3 quite small. Fruit a pod. Leaf Details Leaves persistently softly hairy. Stipules leafy, kidney shaped. leaflets 10-21 pairs, oblong-elliptic

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details