Senna spectabilis (DC.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby

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Senna spectabilis

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Harry Pichanick Drive. Alexandra Park

Senna spectabilis

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Basset Crescent, Alexandra Park

Senna spectabilis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive. Alexandra Park

Senna spectabilis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Arundel School, Harare

Senna spectabilis

Photo: Mark Hyde
By East Road, Harare

Senna spectabilis

Photo: Mark Hyde
By East Road, Harare

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Synonyms: Cassia spectabilis DC.
Common names: Calceolaria cassia (English) Crown-of-gold tree (English)
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Derivation of specific name: spectabilis: noteworthy, spectacular
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Flowering time:Mar-May
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Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 155 - 156.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 62. as Cassia spectabilis

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Senna spectabilis
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Senna spectabilis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Senna spectabilis
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Senna spectabilis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Senna spectabilis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Senna spectabilis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Senna spectabilis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Senna spectabilis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Senna spectabilis
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iNaturalist: Senna spectabilis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Senna spectabilis
JSTOR Plant Science: Senna spectabilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Senna spectabilis
Plants of the World Online: Senna spectabilis
Tropicos: Senna spectabilis
Wikipedia: Senna spectabilis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Senna spectabilis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=165090, retrieved 20 July 2024

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