Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Liquorice Plant Cassia fistula

Classification

Caesalpinioideae [subfamily]
Cassia [genus] (1)
fistula [species]

Classification

Caesalpinioideae [subfamily]
Cassia [genus] (1)
fistula [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Natural distribution
  • S. America
  • Asia
  • Distribution description Native to southern America and Asia-tropical.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated.

    Publications

    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Howard, R.A. 1988. Dicotyledoneae - Part 1. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 4: 673. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Stoffers, A.L. 1973. Caesalpiniaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 3: 32-60.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]