Chamaecrista capensis (Thunb.) E.Mey. var. flavescens (Thunb.) E.Mey.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one quarter degree grid square only
Red Data Book Information:
Known from collections in Swaziland by Compton.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Cassia mimosoides - Perennial, aerial shoots up to 60 cm high, branching, leafy; all vegetative parts thinly hairy. Leaves with very numerous pairs of small leaflets usually less than 1 cm long, strongly parallel-veined, sharp-pointed, clasping one another along axis, sensitive to touch. Flowers singly on axillary stalks c 1,5 cm long. Sepals free to base, c 9 mm long, narrow, pointed. Petals yellow, broad, scarcely longer than sepals. Fruit straight narrow pod up to 7 cm long X 5 mm wide, hairy along edges, many-seeded.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.