Thursday, 25 February 2016

Bahava | Cassia fistula

Kingdom: Plantae
Bahava
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Genus: Cassia

Common name: Indian laburnum

Description:- it is a small or medium-size tree with compound leaves and large,shining,dark
green leaflets."

Flowers bright yellow, in very large, hanging bunches. fruits 50-60 cm long, black or shining dark brown ,almost cylindric.
the tree is a conspicuous sight in flower as well as in fruit.

Nature :- it 
is a medium sized tree with compound leaves.
leaflets large and shining. flowers are bright yellow and borne in long hanging bunches.
pod is cylindrical and dark brown when ripe.

Distribution: Common in moist and evergreen forest. This tree is found throught india up to an altitude of about,500m .
Special characteristics o
: Beautiful golden yellow flowers in hanging bunch.
the tree is much favoured for planting in road-side avenue and in garden.
Uses:-the bark of this tree is known as "sumari" and is rich in tannins. the timber of the tree is

strong and tough and is suitable for house and bridge posts and agricultural implements.
medicinal uses of Cassia fistula: Seeds and fruit pulp used as mild laxative. tender leaves juice used in the treatment of scabies.
It's a very good avenue and garden tree.
position: Commonly found in the forest.
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