This spectacular flowering tree is also known by other names.
The Red Cassia, (Cassia roxburghii), also known as the Roxburgh’s cassia, and Ceylon senna.
While having spreading crown, it also has a very strong root system and flexible branches, making it a wind-tolerant tree and one of the strongest hurricane survivors, safe in landscape designs
Red cassia is a graceful tree with spreading, drooping branches appearing to be over-weighted by its wealth of clustering orange-red blossoms.
The tree has alternate pinnate leaves in pairs with colored margins which further enhance the appearance. The leaves are about 1 ft long and each has 15-20 pairs of oblong 2 in leaflets.
Red cassia produces clusters of pink, rose or orange flowers in axillary and terminal, often branched, racemes. Sepal cup is hairy, with sepals ovate, 4-7 mm long. Petals are 1-1.5 cm long, oblong-obovate, hairy externally.
Stamens are 10, 4 long, 3 medium sized and 3 small, not swollen in the middle.
The fruit is a typical legume: it is cylindrical and indehiscent (does not split open by itself), 8-12 in long, around 1 in in diameter, and bears many seeds separated by papery partitions surrounded by black pulp which has been used as horse medicine
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