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

Summary of Caesalpinnia Top of page C. Notes on Mysore thorn in South Africa, includes information on common names, management, dispersal and alternative species to use.

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Decapetalx has been listed as a noxious weed in South Africa prohibited plants that must be controlled. Noxious weeds list for Australian States and Territories. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

Caesalpinia decapetala occurs on bushy hillsides, uplands, and along streams in temperate and tropical regions Hao et al.


A relatively widespread species that is mainly found in the coastal regions of eastern Australia. Oxford University Press, It tolerates a range of soils including shallow soils, and is found at altitudes from sea level up to m altitude.

Each leaf consists of pairs of pinnae, each pinna having pairs of leaflets, elliptic-oblong to ovate, rounded at the apex, mm long, mm wide.

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Some components of an integrated management approach are introduced below. Altitudinal range is from 0 to meters Wildy, E.

The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Insects. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, The pods may also float on water.

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However, these uses cannot compensate for this plant’s overall negative impacts. A study on the use of a screening system to assess proposed plant introductions to Hawaii or other Pacific Islands and to identify carsalpinia species used in horticulture and forestry which would greatly reduce future pest-plant problems and allow entry of most nonpests.


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This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: The herbicide treatment has to be repeated intervals to gradually reduce coverage and gain control of the plant as ensuring that the spray contacts sufficient parts of the plant is difficult when the plant has established large thickets. Dear Sir, We would like to know about the end users of the skin of the plant “Caesalpinia Sepiaria” A.

Sheldon Navie scrambling habit Photo: Caesalpinia decapetala Mysore thorn. Thu Nov 25 Caesalpinia dec apetala is quite similar to Caesalpinia gilliesii dwarf poinciana and Caesalpinia pulcherrima pride of Barbados. Details of Caesalpinia decapetala in information. Wed Aug 15 Click on images to enlarge mature fruit Photo: Sheldon Navie climbing habit Photo: Mauritius thorn is a thorny, woody, clambering shrub with bipinnate leaves and clusters of pale yellow flowers.