Cassia marksiana—Mark’s Cassia—FABACEAE

Cassia marksiana

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Habitat—Grows in littoral and riverine rainforest, rare.

Distribution— North from Brunswick River in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Tree to 20 m high, evergreen.

Local occurrences

Tallwoods

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, entire, usually 15 to 23 cm long; pinnae 5 to 8 pairs, lanceolate 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.

Cassia marksiana
Cassia marksiana

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 marksiana