Cassia nodosa Buch.-Ham.

, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6: 312 (1832), nom. inval.
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society. Edinburgh
6: 312
Date of Publication
1 Jan 1832
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Distribution Of Types
India (Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Tropical)

Original Data


Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. inval. provisional name. Protologue: … I met with the red-flowered kind in the district of Chatigang, where it is called Bandur lati (Simile bacillus), and from thence sent it to Dr Roxburgh, who called it Cassia nodosa … If I am right in my conjecture, and if this be the Cassia Fistula Javanica Jiort carneo of Commeline, the name nodosa, however applicable, must be abandoned; but my plant may be the C. F. silvestris flore rubro, without being either Cassia Javanica of Linnaeus, or the C. bacillus of Gartner, neither of whom quoted Rumphius; and in this case the name nodosa should be retained, provided the round bodies in the figure of Rumphius are meant to represent the knots on the filaments …


fide D.J. Mabberley in Taxon 26(5–6): 529 (1977).