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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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Caesalpinia decapetala – Mysore Thorn

These stipules mm long are egg-shaped in outline dwcapetala. It has become a major invasive plant in South Africa and Hawaii, where it has the capability to take over large areas of caeealpinia land, limiting animal movement. It has been introduced and used in forestry in Botswana, but owing to its invasiveness in nearby South Africa, it has been recommended that production of this species should stop in Botswana until the risk has been evaluated Buss, Fruits are dehiscent pods cm long, cm wide, containing black ellipsoid, flattened, black caesappinia mm long and mm wide Weber, 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.


Four of the petals are almost circular i. University of Hawaii, Botany Department. Right plant wrong place. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Its exact centre of origin is still unknown, and whereas it is certainly not indigenous to Mauritius, as its common name would suggest, its native range might include Indonesia and Malesia including the indo-Malaysian archipelago and northern Australasia.

Sheldon Navie very thorny older stems Photo: Conservation Biology Volume 18 Issue 2 Page Title Foliage Caption Leaves. The branches may root where they touch the ground and the plant resprouts vigorously when cut Wildy, Caesalpinia decapetala has been introduced as a live fence.

The big list of weeds. It invades grazing land, commercial plantation, riparian vegetation, forest margins and savannas in the moist eastern parts of the country, where it forms impenetrable, prickly thickets, injures animals and humans, causes trees to collapse, uses excessive amounts of water and increases fire risk. In South Africa C. Pacific Decapetqla Ecosystems at Risk. The leaf rachis is armed with downwardly hooked prickles.

A substantial number dceapetala non-weedy alternative species are currently available for use as replacement species for street and garden plantings NSW North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee National Weeds Strategy Executive Committee.

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Four of the petals are almost circular orbicular in shape, but the upper petal is smaller and narrower than the others. The root is purgative[, ]. This species has been widely dispersed as hedge plants because they grow well in that situation and form an almost impenetrable barrier to livestock and people. Rootstocks will coppice if the roots are not removed or the cut stumps treated with herbicide.

caesallpinia Caesalpinia decapetala Roth Alston. Caesalpinia decapetala is used as a landscaping plant as a hedge or an ornamental in China and elsewhere. Alien Weeds and Invasive Plants. To leave a comment please Register or login here All decapteala need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Caesaljapin, a cassane diterpenoid from Caesalpinia decapetala var. Swaziland s Alien Plants Database. It is still being spread in the region as a life fence hedge.

It cannot grow in the shade. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.