Monographs Details: Cassia linearifolia G.Don var. linearifolia
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 linearifolia G.Don
Description:Species Description - Lfts 4.5-7.5 x 0.25-0.45 cm, attenuately acuminate at both ends; four homomorphic petals ± 11-13 x 7-8 mm. — Collections: 3.

Distribution and Ecology - Habitat not recorded, but to be sought on campo near 800 m, or possibly localized on outcrops, known only from Serra de Sorocaba in s.-e. Sao Paulo (the type locality indefinite). — Fl. III —IV, possibly earlier. "In Brasilia: Sellow leg."

Discussion:

Sellow left no record of the locality where he encountered C. linearifolia. He was at Sorocaba in s.-e. Sao Paulo in January 1820 and may well have collected the type in this vicinity, where the species was rediscovered by Hoehne in 1932.

Distribution:São Paulo Brazil South America| Brazil South America|