Genus – Cassia

Cassia javanica , Family-Fabaceae , Common name-Pink cassia, Wesak gaha , Origin-Introduced , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Cultivated ,Comment-Flowers May to July, Red to pink in sub species javanica and Pink to white in sub species nodosa. Petals 2- 3.5 cm long.

Name Cassia alata
Family Fabaceae
Common names Ath thora ඇත් තෝර
Origin Introduced – Tropical america
Habit Small tree
Climatic zone  
NCS  
IUCN Least concern
Comment Wild in disturbed and wet places. Flowers upright. Large leaflets.
Reference  

86-25-03p

Name Cassia auriculata
Family Fabaceae
Common names Ranawara, Avarai, රනවරා
Origin Native
Habit Shrub
Climatic zone Dry, costal dunes,
NCS  
IUCN  
Comment Common Yala, Wilpattu, scrub. Rounded leaves.
Reference R7

86-25-05p

Name Cassia fistula
Family Fabaceae
Common names Ehela ඇහැල
Origin Native
Habit Small tree
Climatic zone Monsoon forest subcanopy, dry
NCS  
IUCN Least concern
Comment T&S 53.36, R7-86
Reference  

86-25-10p

Name Cassia occidentalis
Family Fabaceae
Common names Peni thora, පැනි තෝර
Origin Introduced
Habit Shrub
Climatic zone Disturbed area, grasslands,
NCS  
IUCN  
Comment Small shrub, pointed leaves
Reference  

86-25-20p

 

Name Cassia spectabilis
Family Fabaceae
Common names Kaha kona, කහ කොන
Origin Introduced – S America
Habit Small tree
Climatic zone Planted, roadsides
NCS  
IUCN  
Comment Flowers upward spikes, leaflets pointed, no terminal leaflet
Reference  

86-25-26p

Cassia moschata , Family-Fabaceae , Common name-Pink cassia , Origin-Introduced , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Cultivated ,Comment-Flowering January to March. Petals upto 1.5 cm. Yellow to orange or pink.

Cassia javanica , Family-Fabaceae , Common name-Pink cassia, Wesak gaha , Origin-Introduced , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Cultivated ,Comment-Flowers May to July, Red to pink in sub species javanica and Pink to white in sub species nodosa. Petals 2- 3.5 cm long.

Cassia roxburghii , Family-Fabaceae , Common name-Rathu wa, රතු වා , Origin-Native , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Dry zone ,Comment-Drooping branches with small red flower clusters. Former synonym Cassia marginata.

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