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Campus Trees

Cassia roxburghii


Family:  Caesalpiniaceae

Common name: Sivappukondrai, Red Cassia, Ceylon Senna,

Flowering period: June – August.






  • Red cassia is a graceful tree with spreading, drooping branches appearing to be overweighted by its wealth of clustering orange-red blossoms.
  • The leaves are about 1 ft long and each has 15-20 pairs of oblong 2 in leaflets.
  • Red cassia produces clusters of pink, rose or orange flowers in axillary and terminal, often branched, racemes.
  • Petals are 1-1.5 cm long, oblong-obovate, hairy externally.


  • CassiaRoxburghii is used as an ornamental to beautify streets, avenues, parks, and gardens.
  • They are also used for treating skin diseases such as ring worm, scabies, eczema and wounds.