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Senna alata
(Fabaceae)

Roman candle tree, candelabra plant, candle bush, candlestick senna, emperor's candlesticks, golden candelabra tree, ringworm bush

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Species description or overview

Senna alata information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Senna alata from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Senna alata information from PIER
Information on Senna alata as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Senna alata
Nomenclatural information about Senna alata is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Senna alata information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Senna alata--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Senna alata information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Senna alata, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Senna alata
Nomenclatural information about Senna alata is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Senna alata (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Senna alata as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Senna alata weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Senna alata for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Senna alata information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Senna alata from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).


Images

Images of Senna alata (Fabaceae) (candlebush)
Links to high-resolution free images of Senna alata (Fabaceae) (candlebush) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Senna alata information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Senna alata in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Senna alata images from PIER
Images of Senna alata provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Senna alata information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Senna alata in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Senna alata information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Senna alata--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Books

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.


Full-text articles

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.


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