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Cassia alata, Cassia bracteata, Cassia herpetica, Cassia rumphiana, Herpetica alata
Candelabra bush, candle bush, candletree
Senna alata is an important medicinal tree, as well as an ornamental flowering plant in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It also known as emperor's candlesticks, candle bush, candelabra bush, Christmas candles, empress candle plant, ringworm shrub, or candletree. A remarkable species of Senna, it was sometimes separated in its own genus, Herpetica.
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