Cassia fistula – Amaltas, Golden Shower Tree

Other notes

Natural History: A medium-sized, native Indian tree found often planted in Gardens. It is cultivated for its beautiful golden yellow flowering which reflect in its common name. Flowers attracts many butterflies. Fruit is a long, cylindrical pod. These pods secret sap which attracts many sap-loving butterflies.

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 10 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000163802.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 10 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Amaltas.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2023. Cassia fistula L. – Amaltas, Golden Shower Tree. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/cassia-fistula, accessed 2023/03/26.