Monographs Details: Cassia spinescens Hoffmanns. ex Vogel
Authority: Irwin, Howard S. 1966. Contributions to the botany of Guiana. IV. Legumonosae Caesalpinioideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 15: 112-128.
Family:Caesalpiniaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL. Amapa: Santana, Maguire, Westra, & Maguire 47013.

Discussion:

The only other Guiana collection of this poorly represented species is Rusby & Squires 24 from the lower Orinoco. C. spinescens is remarkable not only because of its strong climbing habit (to 15m), stipular spines, and 1 m long panicles, but also for the fruit which measures up to 60 cm long, a dimension unknown outside of section Fistula. Extra-Guiana records of this species are from Guayana and Amazonia, in the latter case not further east than the Para-Amazonas boundary.

Distribution:Brazil South America|