Cassia brewsteri—Brewster's Cassia, Native Laburnum—FABACEAE

Cassia brewsteri

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Habitat— Dry rainforest and in regrowth.

Distribution— Occurs North from Brunswick River in the Mount Bauple area near Gympie in Queensland., rare.

Description—Tree to 20 m high, evergreen.

Local occurrences

Green Point, just south of Forster

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, entire, usually 15 to 23 cm long; pinnae 5 to 8 pairs, narrowly ovate to oblong–ovate, 2 to 9 cm long, 1.5 to 4 cm wide, glabrous except for midrib on lower surface; petiolules 3 to 4 mm long.

Inflorescence.—Racemes erect, 7 to 8 cm long, many–flowered; pedicels 15 to 20 mm long. Petals 8 to 11 mm long, yellow.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit.—Pod cylindrical, woody, 10 to 30 cm long, 10 to 15 mm diam.; seeds discoid, 20 to 50.

Ripe.—Autumn

Cassia brewsteri