Cassia brewsteri

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Cassia brewsteri
Cassia brewsteri habit.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cassia
Species: C. brewsteri
Binomial name
Cassia brewsteri
(F.Muell.) Benth.

Cassia brewsteri, commonly known as Brewster’s Cassia, Leichhardt Bean, Cassia pea and Bean Tree is a species of leguminous shrubs or small trees, of the plant family Fabaceae. They grow naturally in Queensland, Australia. They primarily grow in open forest, and occasionally in monsoon forest.[1]

Cassia brewsteri, as with other Cassia, produces pinnate leaves. In the case of Cassia brewsteri the leaflets are approximately 5 cm long, bright green, glossy or waxy above and whitish-green below.

Flowers are yellow, often with red markings, and produced in racemes. The flowers are followed by round pods, up to 45 cm long.[2]

Flowers and pods


  1. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Cassia brewsteri". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Jackes, Betsy (17 Jan 2012). "Cassia brewsteri (Brewster's Cassia)". Discover Nature at JCU. Plants on Townsville Campus. Australia: James Cook University. Archived from the original (webpage) on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.