Mysore thorn (Caesalpinia decapetala) originates from tropical and eastern Asia but is now a serious weed in many locations such as South. Caesalpinia decapetala is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female. C. decapetala is an adaptable, vigorous, scrambling, very prickly shrub, climber or tree Preferred Scientific Name; Caesalpinia decapetala.

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Ornamental plants as invasive aliens: Caesalpinia decapetala is used as a landscaping plant as a hedge or an ornamental in China and elsewhere. Online Database Caesalpinia decapetala Summary: GRIN Taxonomy for plants: Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the caesallinia. Its dense thickets can restrict water flow, access and downstream movement of flood debris, leading to increased upstream flood damage. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality caesal;inia not available in the web browser that you are using.

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Altitudinal range is from 0 to meters Wildy, E. Requires a sunny position[11], succeeding in any moderately fertile well-drained soil[] including limy soils[]. A fully illustrated field guide: Thorns on the plant can injure wildlife and restrict access for livestock. faesalpinia


You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Wed Aug 15 Mauritius thorn; shoofly; tiger stopper; whoa back Germany: Some components of an integrated management approach are introduced below.

The leaves are borne on stalks petioles cm long. Bisen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh. University of Hawaii, Botany Department. However, seedlings and saplings may be dug up or pulled up manually Wildy,as rootstocks will coppice if roots are not removed.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Caesalpinia decapetala

Sheldon Navie elongated flower clusters Photo: Click on images to enlarge. The performance of the seed feeding bruchid beetle Sulcobruchus subsuturalis Pic Cleoptera: Impacts of clearing invasive alien plants from to on vegetation structure, invasion intensity and ground cover in a temperate to subtropical riparian ecosystem, Decapftala African Journal of Botany 74 3: African Entomology, 8 2: In parts of Uganda especially near protected areas, this species is used as a live hedge around gardens to keep off pests especially baboons and other primates due to its strong tough thorns D.

Sheldon Navie spiny branches Photo: Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Caesalpinia decapetala Roth Alston Summary: It often forms dense thickets. It also restricts the movement of native fauna and the sprawling thickets provide habitat for foxes and other pest animals.


In terms of cultural control the residents of Hawaii could be discouraged from planting or spreading C. Title Leaves and ripening seedpods. The bitter tasting stems and roots can be used medicinally, while other parts of the plant are useful in the chemical industry Hao et al.

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It is able to climb over and outcompete other vegetation, so changing the composition of the vegetative assemblage. The pods may also float on water.

Title Leaves and seedpods Caption Leaves and ripening seedpods. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[].

CABI invasive species compendium online data sheet. Sheldon Navie mature fruit Photo: Notes on Mysore thorn in South Africa, includes information on common names, management, dispersal and alternative species to use.

Overseas records of naturalisation include several Pacific Islands decapefala.