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 first post-release evaluation of the efficacy of the weevil see Kalibbala found that the weevil was not well established at study sites and that weed seedling recruitment was high.

Mechanical Control Weber reports that mechanical control is problematic due to the sharp thorns. Click on images to enlarge mature fruit Photo: Click on images to enlarge. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Machinery and gear should be cleaned, especially if working in areas of C. Thorns on the plant can injure wildlife and restrict access for livestock. Wildy describes foliar and stalk immersion approaches.

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Please enable scripts and reload this page. Title Leaves and green seedpods. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it.


A study on the use of a screening system to assess proposed plant introductions to Hawaii or other Pacific Islands and to identify high-risk species used in horticulture and forestry which would greatly reduce future pest-plant problems and allow entry xecapetala most nonpests.

The bitter caesalpiniw stems and roots can be used medicinally, while other parts of the plant are useful in the caesalpinka industry Hao et al. The leaves are borne on stalks i. It is extremely thorny and aggressive. Noxious weeds list for Australian States and Territories. Uses Top of page C. Biological Control Henderson reports that biocontrol has been attempted in South Africa where seed feeders have been released. These species can be distinguished by the following differences:.

Sheldon Navie close-up of seeds Photo: University of Southampton, UK. Ohashi has been described, based on the synonym Caesalpinia sepiaria Caesalpinoa.

Todaro Reichardia decapetalaRoth Biancaea sepiariaRoxb. Due to the perceived risk, some recent reports e. The growth and spread of C.

The root is purgative[, ]. This plant reproduces by seeds, which may be dispersed by animals e. Due to the fact that cut plants are likely to coppice, Wildy recommends removing the entire rootstock or using herbicide after cutting operations.

Caesalpinia decapetala

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.

Ohashi Caesalpinia caesalpiina Hassk.

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[]. A reference guide to environmental weeds. Bingelli classed this species as highly invasive. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness C. Flora of China Editorial Committee, Please view the copyright link for more information. Current Science, 41 Its dense thickets can restrict water flow, access and downstream movement of flood debris, leading to increased upstream flood damage.

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It decaapetala still being spread in the decapeatla as a life fence hedge.

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Australia New South Wales Queensland. Sheldon Navie very thorny older stems Photo: Title Leaves and ripening seedpods. This plant can be weedy or invasive. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, It is known to have been introduced to New Zealand in and caesalpiia subsequently become invasive Haley, The Silviculture of Indian Trees.

The big list of weeds. It is also listed as a weed by the following three sources: Large, globular seeds are produced in flattened, unsegmented, beaked pods. decapteala

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Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies. Environmental Management, 41 1: Title Leaves and green seedpods Caption Leaves and green seedpods. Generate a decspetala friendly version containing only the sections you need. South African National Parks.