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Useful Tropical Plants

Cassia hippophallus

Capuron

Fabaceae

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General Information

Cassia hippophallus is a deciduous shrub or tree, usually growing up to 15 metres tall, occasionally to 20 metres. The bole is up to 50cm in diameter[
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The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. It is also reported as having medicinal properties.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - northern and western Madagascar.

Habitat

Deciduous woodland and open scrubland, at elevations up to 500 metres, occasionally to 1,150 metres. It is often found in margins of woodland, where it is subject to regular fires. It has been recorded on sandy, clayey and limestone soils[
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Properties

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HabitDeciduous Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaflets and leaf pulp are said to be laxative[
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Other Uses

The wood is used locally for construction[
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Propagation

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