Long Pod Cassia

Cassia abbreviata

Height: Up to 15m
Family: Fabaceae
Fruit: Long seed pods

Long Pod Cassia is a fairly small tree with a dark grey/brown trunk. The flowewrs are yellow and scented. As the name suggests, the flowers are followed by long seed pods up to 8 cm long which can take up to a year to ripen.

The young leaves are bright green but become darker with age.

This photo was taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania.






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