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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The bark caesalpini a rich source of tannin[, ]. Sheldon Navie close-up of yellow flowers Photo: Physiology and Phenology In Australia, flowering occurs mostly during winter and spring i. The genus Caesalpinia contains more than species, occurring in tropical and temperate regions worldwide. Check our website at www. It is difficult and dangerous to remove due to its covering of sharp recurved thorns.

The leaves are dark green, paler underneath, not glossy, up to 30 cm long with leaflets up to 8 mm wide. Details of Caesalpinia decapetala in caaesalpinia.

Caesalpinia decapetala – Mysore Thorn

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Flora of China Editorial Committee, The stems are covered with minute golden-hair and thorns which are straight or hooked, numerous and not in regular rows or confined to nodes. Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens. In terms of cultural control the residents of Hawaii could be discouraged from planting or spreading C.

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It also restricts the movement of native fauna and the sprawling thickets provide habitat for foxes daesalpinia other pest animals. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

Dear Sir, We would like to know about the end users of the skin of the plant “Caesalpinia Sepiaria” A. Germination ecology of twelve indigenous and eight exotic multipurpose leguminous species from Ethiopia. International Legume Database and Information Service. Alien invasions in cxesalpinia evergreen forest. The leaves are twice-compound bipinnatealternately arrangedand have a pair of small leafy structures stipules at their base.

Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk, It climbs on vegetation, has a smothering habit, and makes walking impossible. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Economic Impact Top of page C.

Early detection of invasive weeds on islands. Caesalpinia dec apetala is quite similar to Caesalpinia gilliesii dwarf poinciana and Caesalpinia pulcherrima pride of Barbados. Beef cattle farmers and other agricultural industries may be impacted. GRIN Taxonomy for plants: Smithsonian Contributions decapetalz Botany, Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk.


The leaves of all Caesalpinia are bipinnate, some very large with numerous decpetala, 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.

It is also used for ornamental purposes. For these reasons it may impact tourism assets. Working for water programme. Four of the petals are almost circular orbicular in shape, but the upper petal is decpetala and narrower than the others.

Ecology, synonyms, common names, distributions Pacific as well caesalpniia globalmanagement and impact information. Its dense thickets can restrict water flows and modify waterways Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, The potential threat of invasive tree species in Botswana. Oviposition preference of Sulcobruchus subsuturalis Pic Coleoptera: Click decapetapa images to enlarge mature fruit Photo: Mysore thorn Caesalpinia decapetala Summary: This plant reproduces by seeds, which may be dispersed by animals e.

It is a pantropical genus of trees, shrubs, woody scandent, and prickly climbers comprising approximately species distributed throughout the world principally in tropical regions ILDIS, ; Stevens, Title Thorny branch Caption Thorny branch.