Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Denise Grieg, Olive Pink Garden, Alice Springs, NT

Shrub. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Desert Cassia, Punty Bush




Shrub or tree 1-3m tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, composed of 1-4 pairs of narrow cylindrical leaflets, leaflets 2-4cm long, about 1mm wide, hairless.  Flowers yellow, with 5 petals. Flowers in clusters of 3-10 flowers, the stalks arisng from the bases of the leaves.  Family was Caesalpiniaceae. 

Description and photo (as Cassia eremophila var. eremophila) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 379-80

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