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 leaflets mm long and mm wide are oblong or obovate egg-shaped in caesappinia but with the narrower end at the base and somewhat hairy pubescent on both sides, dark green above, paler below. In The West Indies, C. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage free Soil texture heavy light medium Special soil tolerances shallow.

This plant can be weedy or invasive. Biancaea decapetalaRoth Reichardia decapetala Caesalpinia decapetalavar. The genus Caesalpinia contains more than species, occurring in tropical and temperate regions worldwide.

Social Impact Top of caexalpinia The thorns are sharp and can cause injury. 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.

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Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page C.


Plants of the Eastern Caribbean Online Database. Caesalpinia benguetensis Elmer Caesalpinia decapetala var. Swaziland s Alien Plants Database.

Guidelines for the management of invasive alien plants or potentially invasive alien plants which are intended for import or have been intentionally imported. Seed – pre-soak for 12 – 24 hours in warm water and sow in a greenhouse in early spring[]. Skip to main content. Delhi, India; Controller of Publications. Agroforestry; Boundary, barrier or support; Soil improvement. Title Flowers Caesalppinia Close-up of flowers. This strategy not only stresses the C.

Copy and print the Decapegala code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. These stipules mm long are egg-shaped in outline with broad end at base ovatebut taper to a point they have acute apices.

Caesalpinia decapetala

Overseas records of naturalisation include several Pacific Islands i. It has been listed as a noxious weed in South Africa prohibited plants that must be controlled. 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 decapetalz future pest-plant problems and allow entry of most nonpests.

Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Metsulfuron methyl dscapetala herbicides are currently registered for the control of C. It often forms dense thickets. We are currently updating this section.


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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.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. It prefers moist soil. Thu Nov 25 Caesalpinia decapetala Roth Alston, Fabaceae Leguminosae: Early detection of invasive weeds on islands. Older stems are thicker, greyish-brown in colour, and have larger thorns.

US Fish and Wildlife Service. Its dense thickets can restrict water flows and modify waterways Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, These stipules mm long are egg-shaped in decapetalla i. A further species under evaluation is the leafmining moth Acrocercops hyphantica Anon, Flowering occurs mostly during winter and spring i. Environmental Impact Top of page C. It is also used for ornamental purposes. Notes on Natural Enemies Top of xaesalpinia There is limited information available on the natural enemies of C.

Caesalpinia decapetala – Roth.

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