Calflora
Taxon  Report   8578    
Sesbania punicea  (Cav.) Benth.
Rattlebox
Sesbania punicea
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
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Sesbania punicea
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Sesbania punicea
© 2001 CDFA
Sesbania punicea, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Sesbania punicea
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Sesbania
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Daubentonia punicea
ICPN + PLANTS: Sesbania tripetii
More information about  Sesbania punicea
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SEPU7)

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Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: Dec 16, 2018).