Cassine (plant)

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Cassine peragua - Cape Town 2.JPG
Cassine peragua, the Cape Saffron tree.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Cassine

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Cassine is a genus of trees, of the plant family Celastraceae.[2]


Cassine species grow as shrubs or small trees. The flowers are bisexual. The fruits have a pit (stone).[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Cassine species are distributed widely throughout the tropics, mainly in Africa.[1]


As of June 2014 The Plant List recognises 68 accepted taxa (of species and infraspecific names):[3]


  1. ^ a b c Kochummen, K. M. (1995). "Cassine L." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Wong, K. M. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 113–114. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ The site for information about plants native to southern Africa (Online information website). Pretoria, South Africa: South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Retrieved 16 May 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help); |contribution= ignored (help)
  3. ^ "Cassine". The Plant List. Retrieved 2 June 2014.