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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They serve no economic purpose and possess characteristics that are harmful to humans, animals or the environment and in the Australian states of New South Wales. Description Top of page C. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Conservation Biology Volume decapeyala Issue 2 Page Sat Dec 22 Alien Weeds and Invasive Plants.
Factsheet – Caesalpinia decapetala (Mysore Thorn)
In Hawaii, plants produce flowers during the winter and spring Starr et al. All following leaves are usually twice-compound i.
Caesalpinia decapetala was first introduced by ranchers for fencing Starr et al. Biennial noxious plants conference weed alert. The fruits are flattened, oblongpods with a caesalpinnia projection beak at one end. This robust thorny evergreen shrub grows from two to four meters high or climbs to 10 meters or higher.
Title Flowers Caption Close-up of flowers. Alien invasions in indigenous evergreen forest.
Flowers are pale yellow, mm diameter, borne in axillary and terminal racemes cm long, petals cm long and mm wide. This plant reproduces by seeds, which may be dispersed by animals e. Fruit are present mainly during spring and summer i.
It climbs caesalpiniaa vegetation, has a smothering habit, and makes walking impossible. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. It has been introduced and used in forestry in Botswana, but owing to its invasiveness in nearby South Africa, it has been recommended that production of this species should stop in Botswana until the risk has been evaluated Caesalpijia, Caesalpinia decapetala shrubtree.
Seedlings and saplings can be dug up or pulled up manually but mechanical control of larger plants is very difficult because of their sharp thorns. Swaziland s Alien Plants Database.
Bingelli classed this species as highly invasive. Regional Weed Management Plan Summary: Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies.
Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition Fact Sheet
One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. 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 of most nonpests.
The flowers are usually pale yellow or yellow in colour occasionally whitishwith five petals mm longfive sepals mm longten stamens mm longand a style mm long topped with a cup-shaped cupular stigma.
It has become a major invasive plant in South Africa and Hawaii, where it has the deacpetala to take over large areas of agricultural land, limiting animal movement. There is limited information available on the natural enemies of C. Due to the fact that cut plants are decaperala to coppice, Wildy recommends removing the entire rootstock or using herbicide after cutting operations. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.
Caesalpinia decapetala Mysore Thorn, Shoofly PFAF Plant Database
Mauritius thorn; shoofly; tiger stopper; whoa back Germany: University of Southampton, UK. European Invasive Alien Species Gateway. The extension of this stalk the rachis is slightly hairy puberulentprickly, and bears pairs of branchlets pinnae.
A variety of this species, var. Turn off more accessible mode. In Australia, flowering occurs mostly during winter and spring i. A substantial number of non-weedy alternative species are currently available for use as replacement species for street and garden plantings NSW North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee Bianceae decapetala Roth O.
These species can be distinguished by the following differences:. Ecology, synonyms, common names, distributions Pacific as well as globalmanagement and impact information.
Ohashi has been described, based on the synonym Caesalpinia sepiaria Roxb. However, seedlings and saplings may be dug up or pulled up manually Wildy,as rootstocks will coppice if roots are not removed.
It cannot grow in the shade.