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Cassia fistula (Pudding-pipe Tree; Golden Rain; Golden Shower; Kas; Butor; Casse; Cassie; Canafistula; Baton Casse; Canafistol; Canafistola; Canafistula Mansa; Canefice; Caneficier; Casse Espagnole; Casse Medicinale; Casse-habitant; Cassia Stick Tree; Cassia-Stick Tree; Chacara; Guayaba Cimarrona; Indian Laburnum; Kaisai; La Casse; Purging Cassia; Purging Fistula; Rohrenkassie)

Synonyms: Bactyrilobium fistula; Cassia bonplandiana; Cassia excelsa; Cassia fistuloides; Cassia rhombifolia; Cathartocarpus excelsus; Cathartocarpus fistula; Cathartocarpus fistuloides; Cathartocarpus rhombifolius
Language: Hindi; Sinhala

Wikipedia Abstract

Cassia fistula, known as the golden rain tree, canafistula and by other , is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. The species is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia. It ranges from southern Pakistan eastward throughout India to Myanmar and Thailand and south to Sri Lanka. In ancient Tamil literature, it is called கொன்றை (kondrai) and is closely associated with the Mullai (forest) region of Sangam landscape. It is the national tree of Thailand, and its flower is Thailand's national flower. It is also the state flower of Kerala in India and of immense importance amongst the Malayali population. It is a popular ornamental plant and is also used in herbal medicine.
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Height [1]  37 feet (11.4 m)
Width [1]  30 feet (9.2 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  80 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate to Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.9
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  

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Agapophyta bipunctata[4]
Andaspis hawaiiensis (Hawaiian scale)[5]
Andaspis leucophleae[5]
Anthene lycaenoides (Pale Ciliate Blue)[6]
Anthene seltuttus (Dark Ciliate Blue)[6]
Aonidiella aurantii (California red scale)[5]
Aonidiella orientalis (Oriental Scale)[5]
Astraptes fulgerator (Skipper)[4]
Bos frontalis gaurus (gaur)[7]
Candalides absimilis (Pencilled Blue)[6]
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[8]
Catopsilia florella (African Emigrant)[4]
Catopsilia pomona (Lemon emigrant butterfly)[6]
Catopsilia pyranthe (Mottled emigrant butterfly)[6]
Catopsilia scylla (Orange emigrant butterfly)[4]
Charaxes castor (Giant charaxes butterfly)[4]
Charaxes sempronius <Unverified Name>[6]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[9]
Colobura dirce (Zebra mosaic butterfly)[4]
Crypticerya multicerarices <Unverified Name>[5]
Crypticerya similis <Unverified Name>[5]
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)[10]
Drosicha mangiferae[5]
Eurema blanda (Three-Spot Grass Yellow)[4]
Eurema hecabe (Common grass yellow)[4]
Eurema smilax[6]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[5]
Graphium agamemnon (Tailed jay swallowtail)[4]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[9]
Hypolycaena phorbas[6]
Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale)[9]
Melanaspis odontoglossi[5]
Melursus ursinus (Sloth Bear)[11]
Mictis profana (Crusader bug)[4]
Neoselenaspidus silvaticus[5]
Parlatoreopsis longispina (Asiatic pomegranate scale)[5]
Phenacoccus solenopsis (solenopsis mealybug)[5]
Phoebis philea (orange-barred giant sulphur)[4]
Phoebis sennae (Cloudless giant sulpher)[4]
Pinnaspis aspidistrae <Unverified Name>[5]
Pinnaspis buxi (bamboo mussel-scale)[5]
Rastrococcus iceryoides[5]


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