Cassia fistula

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Cassia fistula

Post by mirafzalkhan » January 30th, 2013, 6:46 pm

Botanical Name Cassia fistula
Common Name Golden Shower tree, Amaltas, Indian Laburnum
Local Name املتاس
Family Caesalpiniaceae
Genus Cassia
Specie fistula
Synonym Bactyrilobium fistula
Cassia bonplandiana
Cassia fistuloides
Cassia rhombifolia
Cathartocarpus excelsus
Growth Habit Tree
Life cycle Perennial
Flowering Months April to August
Flower Color Bright Yellow
Growing Areas in Pakistan Throughout the Plain Regions of the country
Frost Tender No
Exposure Full Sun
Soil pH 6.5 – 7.5
Propagation By Seed
Uses
Fuel, ornamental, fine furniture, agricultural implements, tool handles, support posts, cart wheels and axles, tannin, and medicinal (seed pod pulp as a purgative)
Description
A medium sized deciduous to semi-evergreen tree, with an open crown. The tree may never appear to be entirely leafless. At maturity, height of the tree will range from 5 to 9 m and have a diameter of 0.5 to 1.5 m. Leaves are compound and are divided into between 4 and 6 pairs of larger (12 by 6cm.) oval shaped leaflets. The leaflets are leathery, long pointed and stalked. The bark is greenish-gray on young trees, changing to a reddish brown with age. On old trees the bark peels off in hard scales.
The flowers which are bright yellow and appear around April and May. They form in large, hanging, pointed bunches and are arranged along a central axis. The seed pod is a long (2 co 3 cm in diameter and 30 or more cm long). Usually smooth, hard and dark brown when ripe; they mature between September and February. The pods break open easily to expose the seed.
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Re: Cassia fistula

Post by Ifrah » December 14th, 2013, 4:09 pm

I love love loveee this tree. Planning to plant it outside my home insha Allah!
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Re: Cassia fistula

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » December 14th, 2013, 7:02 pm

This one of the most gorgeous flowering tree. I really love it.

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Re: Cassia fistula

Post by Mustansir Billah » December 14th, 2013, 7:59 pm

So much beautiful tree.

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