Queensland Native Seeds

Cassia tomentella

Scientific NameCassia tomentella
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubTree
Common Name(s)Velvet Bean Tree, Velvet Cassia
FamilyCaesalpiniaceae

Description

"Tree to 10 m tall,..." (Flora of Australia Online)

Notes

Cassia tomentella flowers and ripens seed on a timeline similar to Cassia brewsteri. The 15-30cm long pods are closer to cylindric in shape than those of C. brewsteri which have somewhat flattened pods. The seed is used mainly for mine rehabilitation work however the plant is also an obvious subject for cultivation.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Occurs in an area bounded by Airlie Beach, Clermont, The Gemfields west of Emerald, Injune, north-east to Mt Perry. Noted again in two locations to the east of Gympie and also in a number of locations near to Toowoomba, Ipswich and Boonah.

Distribution Map | Cassia tomentella | Queensland Native Seeds

Cassia tomentella | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | bud | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | unripe fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | leaves, fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | habit on rocky basalt hill | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | habit on fertile clay loam | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | leaf | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | Edaphic site examples (basaltic clay loam) | Queensland Native Seeds
Cassia tomentella | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Flora of Australia Online. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [Date Accessed: Oct 28, 2019] http://www.ausflora.org.au https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Cassia%20brewsteri%20var.%20tomentella