Cassia abbreviata

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Cassia abbreviata
Cassia abbreviata 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cassia
Species: C. abbreviata
Binomial name
Cassia abbreviata
Oliv. [1]

C. a. subsp. abbreviata
C. a. subsp. beareana

Cassia abbreviata is a mostly tropical tree species in the genus Cassia, which is indigenous to Africa.

Native distribution[edit]

Cassia abbreviata is native to east, northeast, south, and west-central Africa; found in Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa (in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga), Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.[1]


Proguibourtinidins, a type of condensed tannins, can be found in C. abbreviata [2] and guibourtinidol, a flavan-3ol, can be found in its heartwood.[3]

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