Preferred Scientific Name
- Senna bicapsularis (L.) Roxb.
Preferred Common Name
- Christmas bush
Other Scientific Names
- Cassia emarginata
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The following summary is from Witt and Luke (2017):
Evergreen rounded shrub [1.5–5 (–9) m tall], often spreading, scrambling or climbing, with woody branches.
South America, from Panama south to Venezuela and Colombia, and also the West Indies.
Reason for Introduction
Roadsides, disturbed areas, woodlands, riparian vegetation and coastal bush.
Has the ability to form extensive, dense thickets, climbing over native vegetation and inhibiting growth and regeneration among native species. Thickets reduce wildlife habitat and restrict access to water.
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
|Continent/Country/Region||Distribution||Last Reported||Origin||First Reported||Invasive||Reference||Notes|
Witt, A., Luke, Q., 2017. Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Eastern Africa, [ed. by Witt, A., Luke, Q.]. Wallingford, UK: CABI.vi + 601 pp. http://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/ebook/20173158959 doi:10.1079/9781786392145.0000
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