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Taxon: Senna bicapsularis (L.) Roxb.

Genus: Senna
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Caesalpinioideae tribe: Cassieae subtribe: Cassiinae. Also placed in: Caesalpiniaceae
Nomen number: 100056
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 2:342. 1832
Name verified on: 27-Oct-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Oct-2008
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Christmasbush   (Source: Baileya 23:220. 1996) – English
  • moneybush   (Source: Baileya 23:220. 1996) – English
  • rambling cassia   (Source: Baileya 23:220. 1996) – English
  • yellow candlewood   (Source: Trop Flow Pl ) – English

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands [possibly native]
    Mesoamerica: Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida [s.]
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bermuda; Cuba
    Mesoamerica: Guatemala
    Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Irwin, H. S. & R. C. Barneby. 1982. The American Cassiinae: a synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Cassiinae in the New World. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:399.
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  • Llamas, K. A. 2003. Tropical flowering plants: a guide to identification and cultivation.
  • Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford. 2004. Legumes of Malesia: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. 1988. Cassia sens. lat. (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) in Africa. Kew Bull. 43:339.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • Luckow, M. 1996. The cultivated species of Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista (Leguminosae). Baileya 23:220.
  • Randell, B. R. 1988. Revision of the Cassiinae in Australia. 1. Senna Miller sect. Chamaefistula (Colladon) Irwin and Barneby. J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 11:31.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
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Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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