Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Cassia siamea Lam.Sciacassia siamea (Lam.) Britton ex Britton & Rose
Bombay blackwood, cassod tree, kassod tree, kassodtree, pheasant wood, pheasantwood, Siamese cassia, Siamese senna, Thai cassia, Thai copper pod, Thailand shower
Caesalpiniaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Caesalpinioideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)
Native to the Indian Sub-continent (i.e. India and Sri Lanka) and south-eastern Asia (i.e. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and possibly also Malaysia).
Locally naturalised in northern Queensland, and possibly also naturalised in south-eastern Queensland and in the northern parts of the Northern Territory.
Also widely naturalised in Africa, in other parts of south-eastern Asia, on Mauritius, in the Caribbean (e.g. Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic), in Central and South America and on some Pacific islands (e.g. Fiji and French Polynesia).
Kassod tree (Senna siamea) is regarded as an environmental weed in northern Queensland and as a potential environmental weed in the Northern Territory and other parts of northern Australia.
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