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Senna chapmanii (Isely) A. Barreto & Yakovlev. Bahama Senna, Chapman’s Senna. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Pine rocklands, rockland hammocks, dunes. Dist: S. peninsular FL; Bahamas; Cuba.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: While sometimes treated at varietal rank as part of a complex of West Indian taxa, S. chapmanii appears to be a good biological species.

Synonymy: Senna chapmanii (Isely) A.Barreto & Yakovlev; = Cassia chapmanii Isely – Isely (1975); = Peiranisia bahamensis (Mill.) Britton & Rose – S, misapplied; = Senna mexicana (Jacq.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby var. chapmanii (Isely) H.S.Irwin & Barneby – FNA11.1, K3, K4, SE3, WH3, Irwin & Barneby (1982), Isely (1998); > Cassia chapmanii Isely – Bah

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)

Heliophily: 8

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