Sicklebush (Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.) is a thorny, semi-deciduous to deciduous leguminous shrub that can reach a height of m (Orwa et al. Dichrostachys cinerea. Photo: Bart Wursten Gatsi Communal Area, Honde Valley . Dichrostachys cinerea. Photo: Bart Wursten Mukuvisi Woodland, office area. Dichrostachys cinerea is a very variable and taxonomically complex species found from Africa to Australia. It has at times been treated as several distinct species.
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The root is anthelmintic, purgative and strongly diuretic[ ]. Biological control of weed and insect pests using fungal pathogens, with particular reference to Sri Lanka. Kirkia 10 1 Page It occurs in brushwood, thickets, hedges, teak forest and grassland and generally takes to poorer quality clay soils or deep and sandy soils with a wide pH range.
Fencing posts can easily last for up to 50 years[ ]. Applied externally, they are believed to produce a local anaesthesia[ ].
The variation of Dichrostachys cinerea L. The young twigs are slightly hairy and a characteristic feature is that the spines are not modified stipules but hardened branchlets, ending in a straight, sharp point.
Each flower produces a mass of flat, coiled green cinerew that turn brown and later fall to the ground. Ripening and mature seedpods Photograph by: Seedling growth of Dichrostachys cinerea L.
For more information about QR Codes click here. The roots are used as a local anaesthetic for ailments such as snake bites, scorpion stings and toothache. Legume forages Forage plants.
Yields of about 1 kilo of seed pods per mature plant can be expected[ ]. This way, a reasonable amount of seeds could be saved from insect attack.
Plant Protection Research Institute. The growth of the plants is very fast[ ]. Rural Dev, 6 3. Feeding behaviour and forage nutrient utilization by goats on a semi-arid reconstituted silvipasture.
Conservation Biology Volume 18 Issue 2 Page A powder from the leaves is used in the massage of fractures[ dichrostachhys, ]. Browse trees of north Cameroon. Cape Town, South Africa: Their Characteristics and Uses.
In southern Africa, Dichrostachys cinerea generally flowers from October to February with fruiting from May to September. It is hardy to zone UK 9.
Dichrostachys cinerea Marabou Thorn, Sickle Bush PFAF Plant Database
The status of bush encroachment in Botswana’s grazing areas. Growing with a single trunk as a result of browsing Photograph by: Plant and animal families Plant and animal species.
Dichrostachys cinerea is a semi-deciduous to deciduous tree characterized by bark on young branches, dark grey-brown fissures on older branches and stems and smooth on the spines. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range – mm, but tolerates – dichrosstachys ]. An average yield of Seeds were thought to have been carried to Florida, USA by a hurricane as it was first recorded along the coast around Lower Keys in after Hurricane Georges Moyroud, It has a high calorific cinetea, burns slowly and is sought after as a preferred source of fuel.