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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Eradication case study in Turning the tide: Caesalpinia decapetala Roth Alston Summary: Countries or multi-country features with distribution records for Caesalpinia decapetala. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Informations on Caesalpinia decapetala has been recorded for the following locations. Mysore thornMauritius thorncat’s claw, wait-a-bit, mubage Kikuyukitandambo Kambaolmashinga Arusha.

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The young branches are densely covered with tiny brownish or golden-coloured hairs and have numerous sharp recurved thorns. The bark is a rich source of tannin[, ]. Title Flowers Caption Close-up of flowers. These seeds mm across are brown and black in colour.

It is extremely thorny and aggressive. Sheldon Navie scrambling habit Photo: Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, This QR Code is unique to this page. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

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The potential threat of invasive tree species in Botswana. The flowers are borne on stalks i. If in doubt consult an expert. Guidelines for the management of invasive alien plants or potentially invasive alien plants which are intended for import or have been intentionally imported.


In South Africa, Wildy links invasion with high rainfall areas along disturbed woodland edges, and degraded or overgrazed veld, watercourses and indigenous forests. Stem bark is used in our area for healing of burnt wounds The paste of bark is used for the affected area. Turn on more accessible mode. Fruits are brown woody caeaslpinia, flattened, unsegmented, smooth, sharply beaked at apex, about 8 cm long PIER Terrestrial Expert in the botany of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and decapeetala control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia.

Oxford University Press, Wildy E, The first post-release evaluation of decapeta,a efficacy of the weevil see Kalibbala found that the weevil was not well established at study sites and that weed seedling recruitment was high.

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In South Africa, this species invades riverine habitats, forest margins, and savannas, shading out native vegetation and causing the collapse of adult trees. Click on the name for additional informations. Congo belge 39 3 Invasive plant species of the world: Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Fri Jun 27 They serve no economic purpose and possess characteristics that are harmful to humans, animals or the environment and in the Australian states of New South Wales. Chemical Control Caesalpiia to Weberherbicides may be sprayed onto the leaves. Caesalpinia decapetala is sensitive to foliar applications of suitable herbicides but it is very difficult to achieve adequate coverage in dense infestations.


PIER cite other vecapetala on the use of foliar applications of glyphosate and triclopyr, and soil applications of tebuthiuron.

Sheldon Navie very thorny older stems Photo: Social Impact Top of page The thorns are sharp and can cause injury. Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk. The chromosome number reported for C.

These seeds mm across are brown and black in colour, persisting for many months and scattering seeds as they break open are scattered as the pod opens. Flora of China Editorial Committee, Infestations alter natural caesalpiia through light reduction, smothering and prevention of germination of native seedlings.

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Sat Dec 22 The growth and spread of C. The leaves of all Caesalpinia are bipinnate, some very large with numerous leaflets, the flowers are in spikes from the upper leaf axils and may be quite showy, mostly in shades of red and yellow with separate petals and often conspicuous stamens. Alien Weeds and Invasive Plants.

A new species of Monochaetia Sacc. When using any herbicide always read the label first and follow all instructions and safety requirements. National Pest Plant Accord, Title Thorny branch Caption Thorny branch. For a list of references used on this page please go caeswlpinia. Notes on Mysore thorn in South Africa, includes information on common names, management, dispersal and alternative species to use.