Calflora
Taxon  Report   9224    
Senna alata  (L.) Roxb.
Emperor's candlesticks
Senna alata
© Jules Strauss2004 California Academy of Sciences
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Senna alata, a dicot, is an annual herb or perennial herb or shrub that is not native to California.

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Senna alata
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Senna
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cassia alata
PLANTS: Herpetica alata
More information about  Senna alata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SEAL4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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