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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Cutting and burning of the plants is not a very efficient control method, since the seeds survive in the soil, and the growth is very fast.

Enclosures made with the plant prevent livestock and other animals from gaining entry to vegetable gardens, cash crops etc[ dicrhostachys. It is a very variable and taxonomically complex species.

Struik, South Africa Pages – Protozoa will eventually die within the mucilage or flow with the digesta where they will be killed in the acidic medium of the abomasum.

In traditional medicinethe bark is used for headachetoothachedysenteryelephantiasisroot infusions cjnerea used for leprosysyphiliscoughs, as an anthelminticpurgative and strong diuretic, leaves are used for epilepsy and also as a diuretic and laxativeand a powdered form is massaged on limbs with bone fractures.


Forage value of browses and its implication to traditional management of goats in Kgatleng District of Botswana. It produces copious amounts of seeds which germinate readily. Flowers and flower buds Photograph by: Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Zimmermann and Klein report that D. The meaning of the botanical names of ciberea.

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Click here to register. The propagation and cultivation of indigenous trees and shrubs on the highveld. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced cienrea Articles with unsourced statements from December Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

Biology and Ecology Top of page Genetics Several subspecies are recorded, and noting its very wide native range, large morphological variations are to be expected. The grain is straight or slightly interlocked; the texture rather fine and even[ ]. Environmental Impact Top of page In its younger stage D.

Dichrostachys cinerea – Useful Tropical Plants

Significance of browses in the nutrition of Tswana goats. It is found at elevations up to 2, metres. As Dichrostachys cinerea africana africana Coates Palgrave K. Plants can be an indicator of overgrazing in low rainfall areas[ ].


A powder from the leaves is used in the massage of fractures[]. Plant and animal families Plant and animal species.

Dichrostachys cinerea

The pods are very nutritious to animals and are eichrostachys by stock and game, including monkeys, rhinoceros and bushpigs.

Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness D. The ideal sowing medium is coarse sand or soil that is mixed 1 part soil to 3 parts compost, to promote proper drainage. Polyembryony has been observed in the seeds World Agroforestry Centre, The bark is astringent and vermifuge[ ].

Asia – India to Indonesia. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Dermatophilosis in the French West Indies.

The beneficial effect of grinding was only effective for cattle Dichrstachys et al. Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

The branches have strong alternate lateral shoots to 8 cm long appearing as thorns that may have leaves at the base. Red data list status: Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana, Ser.