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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Combining mechanical and chemical methods to control Dichrostachys cinerea in Cuba. The plant can also spread very rapidly and aggressively by means of suckers.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dichrostachys cinerea

Nutritive value dichostachys pods of indigenous browsable tree species in a semiarid area of Zimbabwe. Views Read Edit View history. Seedpods that have fallen to the ground Photograph by: Behaviour of goats, sheep and cattle and their selection of browse species on natural pasture in a Sahelian area. Seeds, root cuttings, root suckering.

It is costly to control as it involves frequent management. Dichrostachys cinerea and Acacia nilotica fruits as dry season dichrostachyx supplements for goats in a semi-arid environment. Uses Top of page D.

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It is semi-deciduous or deciduous tree covered with spines or thorns and usually grows about 7 m in height.

The species name cinerea means grey-haired, referring to the hairs on the typical species in India. The bark, roots and leaves are all used for a number of medicinal purposes for example to treat headaches, toothaches, stings, sore eyes, leprosy, epilepsy and as a diuretic Dinerea Agroforestry Centre,and to treat snakebites, elephantitis and other internal parasitic worms, syphilis and gonorrhoea von Maydell, Djchrostachys is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.


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An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical divhrostachys of a species. As of yet there are no biocontrol agents being used although potential agents have been identified. In the areas were it invades the species form very dense thickets making areas impenetrable.

The bark is astringent and vermifuge[ ]. Struik, South Africa Pages – Exotic weeds threaten, a brief overview and early alarm call. It occurs in areas with a strong seasonal climate[ ]. Cape Town, South Africa: Boletin Tecnico Forestal, No.

It is also used to improve soils, for example along the riverbanks in the Sahel World Agroforestry Centre, Dchrostachys composition and in vitro fermentation of tannin rich tree fruits. Pods crowded, glomerate, ondulate and contorted, dark brown.

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On poor soils and overgrazed ground it often forms tangled, impenetrable thickets. Trees and shrubs of the Sahel, their characteristics and uses. The stems are often twisted and twined together.

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Nutritive value of urea Molasses block containing Acacia erubescens or Dichrostachys cineria as natural protein sources. In South Africa, animals that feed on the pods include giraffe, buffalo, kudu, impala and Nyala Difhrostachys,and seeds may also be carried in the hooves of cattle PIER, Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The leaf accessibility index measured as the ratio between inter-thorn spacing and mean goat muzzle width of sicklebush was higher than that of Acacia tortilisbut lower than that of Terminalia prunioides Sebata et al.


Directeur de l antenne Guadeloupe du Conservatoire Botanique. Due to its generally small dimensions, its utilization is limited to making items such as walking sticks, handles, spears and tool handles[ ].

Delhi, India; Controller of Publications. Asia – India to Indonesia. Case studies on the status of invasive woody plant species in the Western Indian Ocean.

Plans are underway to exploit it as a source of biomass for renewable power generation. However, tannins exert a positive influence on protein utilization by protecting them from excessive rumen degradation and promoting post-rumen digestion.

Dichrostachys dichrodtachys is considered to be an invasive species, notably through bush encroachment, the ecological process in which a cinerra community is changed into a woody community. Leaves Dichrostachys cinerea leaves have been found to be very nutritious and constitute the major edible portion of the plant Tefera et al. Effect of doe milking and supplementation using Dichrostachys cinerea pods on kid and dicbrostachys performance in grazing goats during the dry season.

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