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Cassia auriculata

Cassia auriculata a shrub with large bright yellow flowers
Botanical Name
Cassia auriculata
Common Name
The tanners cassia, Avaram
C. auriculata Linn.
Collection Locale
Tropical and foot hills of India
1500-3800 feet
Seed Collection period
Seed Longevity
1-5 year
Seed Purity
Seed Treatment
Usual Germination
Evergreen, Ornamental, medicinal
Seed Counts per KG
Plant Average Height

General Description:

Cassia auriculata a shrub with large bright yellow flowers, growing wild in Central Provinces and western peninsula, and cultivated in other parts of India. The plant attains a height of 7mt. Its flowers are bright yellow in colour and zygomorphic. Bark is thin, brown, lenticellete. Leaves alternate, peripinnately compound, stipules large and leafy. The seed, flower and bark contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids. In India, the flowering season are mainly two, first is in early monsoon and second is late monsoon. It is valuable as a tanning material, as a plant for reclothing barren tracts, and as a green manure crop. The plant can be cultivated in many parts of India. It prefers a light porous soil. It is immune from browsing by cattle and goats, and as the plant is not exacting in its requirements, plantations are easy and cheap to raise. The cheapest method of cultivation is by sowing in furrows 2 -5in. apart and 4 - 6in. deep. It is native of India, Myanmar, Shri-Lanka and also grown successfully in African countries.

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