Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bahava | Suvarnika | Cassia fistula


classification of
Cassia fistula

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Subclass: Rosidae

Order: Fabales

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae

Tribe: Cassieae

Subtribe: Cassiinae

Genus: Cassia

Species: C. fistula Cassia fistula

Common name:
Indian laburnum

Nature of
Cassia fistula
it is a medium sized tree with compound leaves.
leaflets larg and shining. flowers are bright yellow and borne in long hanging bunches.
pod is cylindrical and dark brown when ripe.

Distribution: It is found throughout india up to a certain altitude.
common in moist and evergreen forest.

Special characteristics of
Cassia fistula: Beautiful golden yellow flowers in hanging bunch.

medicinal uses of Cassia fistula: Seeds and fruit pulp used as mild laxative. tender leaves juice used in the treatment of scabies.
It's a very good avenue and garden tree.

position: Commonly found in the forest.

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