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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You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. The fruits are flattened, oblongpods with a small projection beak at one end.

Caesalpinia decapetala (Mysore thorn)

It has become invasive in several countries where it was introduced intentionally. Caesalpinia decapetala Roth Alston, Cecapetala Leguminosae: Each of these branchlets i. For a list of references used on this page please go here. 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.

Noxious weeds list for Australian States and Territories. Alien invasions in indigenous evergreen forest.

Some of this nitrogen is caesalpinis by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[]. 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 found in old gardens.


Caesalpinia decapetala – Mysore Thorn

Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Sheldon Navie close-up of yellow flowers Photo: These thickets restrict water flow, access to water and the movement of flood debris, which leads to increased flood damage NSW North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee Sat Dec 22 Caesalpinia decapetala Roth Alston.

Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. Biancaea decapetalaRoth Reichardia decapetala Caesalpinia decapetalavar.

Vines and climbing plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The species has been decapetaka introduced to form a security barrier against people or wild animals, and is also regarded as a striking ornamental. In South Africa C. This plant reproduces by seeds, which may be dispersed by animals e.

It can also invade native vegetation, pastures and grasslands and adversely affect the movement of livestock and some decaoetala of wildlife.

The long spines of C. In Australia, it is classed as a noxious weed category W2 in New South Wales, where legislation states that it must be completely controlled and destroyed, and is prohibited in Western Australia until a weed risk assessment has been completed.

Mauritius thorn; shoofly; tiger stopper; whoa back. The branches may root where they touch the ground and the plant resprouts vigorously when cut Wildy, Sheldon Navie close-up of seeds Photo: Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies.

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Scientific name

Caesaljapin, a cassane diterpenoid from Caesalpinia decapetala var. The bark has tanning properties, while the seeds are locally important for medicinal uses including anthelminthic, antipyretic, analgesic and possibly contraceptive properties. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Decapetxla best form of invasive species management is prevention.

Notes on Natural Enemies Top of page There is limited information available on the natural enemies of C. Caesalpinla stems may be painted with product suitable product in diesel or crop oil in very-low volume applications basal bark treatment.

Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition Fact Sheet

It often forms dense thickets. Title Leaves and flowers. Sheldon Navie seedling Photo: The decapettala 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. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Insects. All plant pages have their own unique code. Sheldon Caesalpihia elongated flower clusters Photo: Online Database Caesalpinia decapetala Summary: GRIN Taxonomy for plants: Caesalpinia decapetala Mysore thorn.

Biancaea sepiariaRoxb.

It is also listed as a weed by the following three sources: