Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Cassia fistula L.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Cassia Species: Cassia fistula L.






Synonym Cassia rhombifolia, Cassia excelsa Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Amaltas Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Golden Shower Tree, Indian Laburnum Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Chaohei Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit up-to 2 ft. long, 1 in. diam. cylindrical, smooth, hard, indehiscent, dark-brown when fully ripe, obscurely transversely ribbed and transversely fragile, septate into numerous 1-seeded cells.
Habitat Occurs in dry deciduous forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Nepal and South-east Asia Bark Details Bark greenish-grey, smooth up-to middle age and at maturity exfoliating in scales.
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species The golden shower tree is a medium-sized tree growing to 10–20 m (33–66 ft) tall with fast growth Leaf Details Leaves alternate, pinnate, 30-40 cm long, with 4-8 pairs of ovate leaflets, 7.5-15 cm long, 2-5 cm broad, entire, the petiolules 2-6 mm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details