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 leaves up to 30 cm long are twice-compound i. These seeds mm across are brown and black in colour. The number of leaf branchlets i.

Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Two species have been evaluated for biological control, a leaf-mining gracillariid moth Acrocercops hyphantica – which was rejected because it was not host specific – and the seed-eating weevil Sulcobruchus subsuturalis which was released in South Africa from onwards. Physiology and Phenology In Australia, flowering occurs mostly during winter and spring i.

Due to the fact that cut plants are likely to coppice, Wildy recommends removing the entire rootstock or using herbicide after cutting operations. Caesalpinia dec apetala is quite similar to Caesalpinia gilliesii dwarf poinciana and Caesalpinia pulcherrima pride of Barbados.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Caesalpinia decapetala

This species has been cultivated as an ornamental, and though it is no longer regarded as a useful or popular ornamental species, it may still be occasionally caesalpiina in old gardens.


In The West Indies, C. Sheldon Navie twice-compound leaves Photo: Title Leaves and seedpods. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. In Australia, flowering occurs mostly during winter and spring i.

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School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading. Kruger National Park South Africa.

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This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Sheldon Navie close-up of deecapetala flowers Photo: Click on the name for additional informations. Mauritius thorn; shoofly; tiger stopper; whoa back. Seeds from Caesalpinia decapetala can contaminate agricultural produce and remain viable in the soil for up to 10 years and hence farmers, rural distributors and local weed control authorities need to promote and guard against its transportation NSW North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee Caesalpinia decapetala has been introduced as a live fence.

The ecology and management of biological invasions in Southern Africa. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Department decapetaal Water Affairs and Forestry, The growth and spread of C.

It tolerates a range of soils including shallow soils, and is found at altitudes from sea level up caesalpiinia m altitude. The pods may also float on water.

An experiment in the enrichment of natural fallow. The medium-sized seeds may be dispersed by rodents and granivorous birds, but man is almost certainly the principal dispersal agent in Hawaii PIER, Sheldon Navie twice-compound leaves Photo: Hawaiian Alien Plant Caesapinia.


Factsheet – Caesalpinia decapetala (Mysore Thorn)

Large, globular seeds are produced in flattened, unsegmented, beaked pods. It also restricts the movement of native fauna and the sprawling thickets deecapetala habitat for foxes and other pest decwpetala. This QR Code is unique to this page. 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.

Four of the petals are almost circular orbicular in shape, but the upper petal is smaller and narrower than the others. Four of the petals are almost circular i. Global Invasive Species Database Species profile: Delhi, India; Controller of Publications.

The investigation into a second candidate agent, the leaf-mining moth Acrocercops hyphanticawas terminated before conclusive results had been obtained, but might be revived again if the opportunity arises. Requires a sunny position[11], succeeding in deczpetala moderately fertile well-drained soil[] including limy soils[]. 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.

All following leaves are usually twice-compound i.