Cassia brewsteri F.Muell.

Leichhardt Bean

Evergreen broad, thornless, canopied tree to 20 m tall. Leaves 15-22 cm long, with 5-8 pairs of ovate to lanceolate leaflets 2-9 cm long, 2-4 cm wide. Flower clusters upright, 7-8 cm long, with numerous flowers; summer. Flowers with pinkish sepals and petals about 1 cm long, yellow to cream. Fruit pods cylindrical, woody, 10-30 cm long,1-1.5 cm wide, containing 20-50 seeds.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Caesalpiniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Cassia L.