Cassia javanica

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Cassia javanica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cassia
Species: C. javanica
Binomial name
Cassia javanica
L.
Synonyms

Cassia agnes (de Wit) Brenan

Detail of flowers and leaves

Cassia javanica, also known as Java Cassia, Pink Shower, Apple Blossom Tree and Rainbow Shower Tree (Thai: ชัยพฤกษ์), is a species of tree in the Fabaceae family. Its origin is in Southeast Asia, but it has been extensively grown in tropical areas worldwide as a garden tree owing to its beautiful crimson and pink flower bunches.[1]

It flowers from April to September; its flower is the provincial flower of Chainat Province, Thailand.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Cassia javanica ssp. javanica (= C. bacillus Roxb., C. fistula sensu Blanco)
  • Cassia javanica ssp. agnes (de Wit) K. Larsen
  • Cassia javanica ssp. nodosa Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) K. Larsen & S. S. Larsen
  • Cassia javanica ssp. renigera (Wall. ex Benth.) K. Larsen

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External links[edit]

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