Monographs Details: Cassia neesiana Mart. ex Benth. var. neesiana
Authors:Howard S. Irwin, Rupert C. Barneby
Authority: Irwin, Howard S. & Barneby, Rupert C. 1978. Monographic studies in Cassia (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae). III. Sections Absus and Grimaldia. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 30: 1-300.
Family:Caesalpiniaceae
Synonyms:Cassia neesiana Mart. ex Benth.
Description:Species Description - Lfts to 11-20(-21 )-jugate, (3-)5-13(-14) mm, the upper surface either dull or sublustrous; racemes at full anthesis immersed in or scarcely overtopping the foliage. — Collections: 20.

Distribution and Ecology - Cerrado, commonly on rocky slopes or about outcrops, 800-1220 m, locally plentiful along the crest and both slopes of Sa. do Espinhaço between Bananal and Montes Claros to the n. and Belo Horizonte to the s. (± lat. 16-20° S) in centr. Minas Gerais. " . .in Serra S. Antonio et in campis a fluvio S. Francisco occidentem versus consitis, prov. Minas Geraes et Bahia: Martius. . ."

Discussion:

The var. neesiana is evidently plastic in some characters of stature and foliage. Some specimens from Sa. do Cipo are remarkable for the relatively many and small, lustrous leaflets, but do not differ otherwise from sympatric plants with fewer leaflets. Bentham's record of C. neesiana from Bahia is based on a misidentified specimen of C. oligosperma and a misunderstanding of geography.

Distribution:Minas Gerais Brazil South America| Bahia Brazil South America| Brazil South America|