Cassia is a medium to large tree from tropical India and reaches 60 feet in height, but is often much smaller. The innately compound leaflets have fuzzy undersides and are three inches long. The bright yellow flowers are 1.5-inches-wide but appear in dense racemes up to two feet long. The cylindrical seedpods which follow are 12-inches-long.
|Key Feature||Expect 90 to 100 % Germination Rate
Mature Seeds collected from 20 – 30 years Old Mother Trees.
|Uses||This plant has medicinal value and it contains a compound named Barbara. The leaves, tender pods and seeds are edible, but they must be previously boiled and the water discarded. They are used in Burmese and also in Thai cuisine where one of the most well-known preparations is kaeng khilek.
As a hardwood, it is used for ornamentation on instruments