Common name: Mark’s Cassia
Cassia marksiana (F.M.Bailey) Domin APNI*
Synonyms: Cassia brewsteri var. marksiana (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Cassia brewsteri var. marksiana F.M.Bailey APNI*
Cassia marksiana var. marksiana APNI*
Description: Tree to 20 m high, evergreen.
Leaves usually 15–23 cm long; pinnae 5–8 pairs, lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 2–9 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, glabrous except for midrib on lower surface; petiolules 3–4 mm long.
Racemes erect, 7–8 cm long, many-flowered; pedicels 15–20 mm long. Petals 8–11 mm long, yellow.
Pod cylindrical, woody, 10–30 cm long, 10–15 mm diam.; seeds discoid, 20–50.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in littoral and riverine rainforest, north from Brunswick R., rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
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