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 distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 35 9: Timely repeat applications months of triclopyr ester at An experiment in the enrichment of natural fallow.

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. In South Africa C. 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.

Plants of the Eastern Caribbean Online Database. It is hardy to zone UK 8. Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens. This species is on the borderline of hardiness in Britain.

It has become a major invasive plant in South Africa and Hawaii, where it has the capability to take over large areas of agricultural land, limiting animal movement.

Click on images to enlarge. In South Africa, this species invades riverine habitats, forest margins, and savannas, shading out native vegetation and causing the collapse of adult trees.

It has become a seriously problematic invasive species in many locations. Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies.

Social and economic incentives for smallholder tree growing: Biodiversity Act Act No 10 ofMauritius thorn was listed as a category 1b species, which necessitates its control or removal and destruction if possible.


Title Flowers Caption Close-up of flowers. Flowering occurs mostly during winter and spring i. It is extremely thorny and aggressive. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[]. Plants are often grown as field boundaries in Nepal[]. Surveys to identify promising biocontrol candidates were initiated during the s, but have resulted in the release of only one insect species: Title Leaves and green seedpods Caption Leaves and green seedpods.

It is known to have been introduced to New Zealand in and has subsequently become invasive Haley, Altitudinal range is from 0 to meters Wildy, E.

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Caesalpinia decapetala Mysore Thorn, Shoofly PFAF Plant Database

Due to the fact that cut plants are likely to coppice, Wildy recommends removing the entire rootstock or using herbicide after cutting operations.

It is difficult and dangerous to remove due to its covering of sharp recurved thorns. It invades grazing land, commercial plantation, riparian vegetation, forest margins and savannas in the moist eastern parts of the country, where it forms impenetrable, prickly thickets, injures animals and humans, causes trees to collapse, uses excessive amounts of water caeaslpinia increases fire risk.

Click on images to enlarge. The number of leaf branchlets i. Machinery and gear should be cleaned, especially if working in areas of C.

The first post-release evaluation of the efficacy of the weevil see Kalibbala found that decapstala weevil was not well established at study sites and that weed seedling recruitment was high. The author recommendeds continuing to release S. These species can be distinguished by the following differences:. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition Fact Sheet

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. PIER cite other information on the use of foliar applications of glyphosate and triclopyr, and soil applications of tebuthiuron.

The result is a score of 20 with the weed likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands. Sheldon Navie close-up of yellow flowers Photo: Please enable scripts and reload decaoetala page.


More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: A caesqlpinia 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 Impacts of clearing invasive alien plants from to on vegetation structure, invasion intensity and ground cover in a temperate to subtropical riparian ecosystem, South African Dfcapetala of Botany 74 3: While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon decapeta,a, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it.

It is able to climb over and outcompete other vegetation, so changing the composition of the vegetative assemblage. Risk caesalpiia Introduction Top of page The vigorous growth of this species and its history of invasion in countries such as South Africa, New Zealand and Australia suggest that the introduction of this species to other regions carries a risk of invasion.

Mauritius thorn; shoofly; tiger stopper; whoa back Germany: A seed feeding insect Sulcobruchus bakeri – Bruchidae have been released in South Africa for biological control of C.

Progress with a survey of exotic woody plant invaders of the Transvaal. Thu Nov 25 QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Centre des ressources biologiques. In exotic locations it occurs in riparian habitats, in faesalpinia and on forest edges or clearings Weber, The genus Caesalpinia contains more than species, occurring in tropical and temperate regions worldwide.