Cassia fikifiki

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Cassia fikifiki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cassia
Species: C. fikifiki
Binomial name
Cassia fikifiki
Aubrev. & Pellegrin

Cassia fikifiki is a uncommon small rainforest species of tree in the Fabaceae family. It is found in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia. It is a decidious tree with a showy pendulous infloresence of bright yellow flowers, and is easily confused in folliage with the common savanna tree C. sieberiana.

It is threatened by habitat loss and overharvesting as an aphrodisiac. The bark has been investigated for antifiliarial properties.

References[edit]

  • C.A.M. Marshall & W.D. Hawthrone, 2013. Important plants of northwestern Nimba County, Liberia: A guide to the most useful, rare or ecologically important species with Mano names and uses. Oxford Forestry Institute, Oxford, UK.