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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It can be used for fuel since it makes no smoke and burns slowly.

The leaves are used as green manure. The growth of the plants is very fast[ ]. Dichrostachys cinerea is considered to be an invasive species, notably through bush encroachment, the ecological process in which a grass-dominated community is changed into a woody community.

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The decrease in the number of protozoa will favour the increase in bacteria, and hence the microbial protein available to the animal Choongo et al.

Plant and animal families Plant and dichfostachys species. To get maximum fuel biomass, the plants should be harvested at 10 years[ ].


Journal of Applied Ecology, 23 2: Local use and knowledge validation of fodder trees and shrubs browsed by livestock in Bushbuckridge area, South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute. Rural Dev, 6 3 Komwihangilo, D. It can also cinnerea used as a contraceptive for women, as laxative, and for massage of fractures.

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Dichrostachys cinerea is widespread throughout Africa. 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, Causes losses in agricultural production. Other uses Dichrostachys cinerea is also as an ornamental plant and makes efficient defensive live fences FAO, Chemical composition and in vitro ruminal fermentation of common tree forages in the semi-arid rangelands of Swaziland.

However, no breeding has been undertaken, even for ornamental, less invasive varieties. It is noted for attracting wildlife.

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Leaves bipinnate, cm long, with pairs of pinnae, each one with pairs of folioles mm long. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. Because the tree often grows many small trunks, it produces wood that is ideal in size for carrying in a dichrsotachys ].

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However, since it is difficult to control due to its aggressive weedy character, the use of this plant as a live fence dichfostachys limited[ ].

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Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. The bark is green when young and becomes grey-brown and fissured as the tree grows.

L exemple de la Martinique. The bark produces strong fibre used as twine. Pages 16 – Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness D. Their Characteristics and Uses. The wood is most commonly used as a fuel or for making charcoal.

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