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Sesbania tomentosa

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Sesbania tomentosa

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sesbania tomentosa
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Pictures

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Sesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. January, 2009.
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CaptionSesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. January, 2009.
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Sesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. January, 2009.
HabitSesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. January, 2009.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Sesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit, with flowers and seed pods. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2009.
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CaptionSesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit, with flowers and seed pods. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2009.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Sesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit, with flowers and seed pods. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2009.
HabitSesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); habit, with flowers and seed pods. Kanaha Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2009.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Sesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); leaves. Ulupalakua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2011.
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CaptionSesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); leaves. Ulupalakua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2011.
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Sesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); leaves. Ulupalakua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2011.
LeavesSesbania tomentosa (Oahu riverhemp); leaves. Ulupalakua, Maui, Hawaii, USA. August, 2011.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sesbania tomentosa Hook. & Arn.

Other Scientific Names

  • Sesbania arborea O. Deg. & I. Deg.
  • Sesbania hawaiiensis O. Deg. & I. Deg.
  • Sesbania hobdyi O. Deg. & I. Deg.
  • Sesbania tomentosa var. molokaiensis O. Deg. & Sherff

International Common Names

  • English: ohai

Local Common Names

  • USA/Hawaii: Oahu riverhemp

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Faboideae
  •                                 Genus: Sesbania
  •                                     Species: Sesbania tomentosa

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Acacia farnesiana (huisache)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resourcesUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Aphis craccivora (groundnut aphid)HawaiiPest and disease transmissionUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010
Atriplex semibaccata (Australian saltbush)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Competition - shadingPerlman, 2009; USFWS, 2003; US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Bos taurus (cattle)HawaiiEcosystem change / habitat alteration; Herbivory/grazing/browsingUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010j
Capra hircus (goats)HawaiiEcosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010q
Casuarina equisetifolia (casuarina)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010e
Chamaecrista nictitans (sensitive partridge pea)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010a
Chenopodium murale (nettleleaf goosefoot)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resourcesUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Dactyloctenium aegyptium (crowfoot grass)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Digitaria ciliaris (southern crabgrass)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resourcesUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Digitaria insularis (sourgrass)HawaiiCompetition - shadingUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010d
Lantana camara (lantana)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resourcesUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010o
Leucaena leucocephala (leucaena)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resourcesUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010g
Neolecanium cornuparvum (magnolia scale)HawaiiHerbivory/grazing/browsingUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010
Portulaca oleracea (purslane)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Portulaca pilosa (kiss-me-quick)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resourcesUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010
Prosopis pallida (mesquite)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010b
Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper tree)HawaiiCompetition - monopolizing resources; Ecosystem change / habitat alterationUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010i
Schistocerca nitens (gray bird grasshopper)
Setaria parviflora (knotroot foxtail)HawaiiCompetitionUS Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010i

References

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Perlman S, 2009. Unpublished. Kalaheo, Hawaii, USA: National Tropical Botanical Garden, 6 pp.

US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2010. Sesbania tomentosa (ohai) 5-Year Review Summary and Evaluation. 24 pp. http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/five_year_review/doc3334.pdf

USFWS, 2003. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; final designations and nondesignations of critical habitat for 42 plant species from the island of Molokai, Hawaii; final rule. Federal Register, 68(52):12982-13141.