Cassine (plant)
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Cassine Plant

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Cassine peragua, the Cape Saffron tree.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Cassine

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Cassine is a genus of trees, of the plant family Celastraceae.[2]


Cassine species grow as shrubs or small trees. The flowers are bisexual. The fruits have a pit (stone).[1]

Distribution and habitat

Cassine species are distributed widely throughout the tropics, mainly in Africa.[1]


As of June 2014The Plant List recognises 68 accepted taxa (of species and infraspecific names):[3]


  1. ^ a b c Kochummen, K. M. (1995). "Cassine L.". In Soepadmo, E.; Wong, K. M. (eds.). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 113-114. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Cassine peragua". South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Cassine". The Plant List. Retrieved 2014.

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