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Siamese Cassia or Kassod Tree

Senna siamea


These gorgeous trees have started flowering and we find rows of trees along the side walks. They even beautify the ground around them with the fallen petals forming a pretty yellow carpet, especially enjoyable during a morning walk!


Lowland tropics with a monsoon climate.


Senna siamea is a medium-size, evergreen tree growing up to 18 m tall. Bark is light grey in color and become cracked and rough. Leaves are feather-compound with up to 14 pairs of dark-green leaflets with blunt tips. They flower in two distinct peaks, the major one after the rains lasting into December, a shorter one in May. Fruit ripen towards late February. I'll be updating with pics of pods as well.

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surekha 7 years ago

Thank you, Alice!

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Lovely series!

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Haryana, India

Spotted on Oct 23, 2013
Submitted on Oct 23, 2013

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