Cassia javanica nodosa

Cassia javanica Linnaeus subsp. nodosa (Roxburgh) K. & S.S. Larsen

Description (see also Cassia javanica )
Deciduous tree ; always with an armed trunk. Differs from subsp. javanica in normally having fewer leaflets (5-12 pairs) with an acute apex; the inflorescence axis is usually more slender; and the petals are smaller (1.5-2 cm long); ovary hairy. In living specimens the green calyx is a distinguishing character.

From southern Thailand through the Malay Peninsula, to Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is also widely cultivated in the neotropics.

Mixed evergreen forests at lower altitude.