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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View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Dichrostachys cinerea leaves have been found to be very nutritious and constitute the major edible portion of the plant Tefera et al.

Dichrostachys cinerea

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Kirkia 8 2 Page Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dichrostachys cinerea.

Effect of leaf size, thorn density and leaf accessibility on instantaneous intake rates of five woody dichrostachs browsed by Matebele goats Capra hircus L in a semi-arid savanna, Zimbabwe. Recovery of seed of four African browse shrubs ingested by cattle, sheep and goats and the effect of ingestion, hot water and acid treatment on the viability of the seeds. Seasonal variation of nutrient concentrations in a semi-arid savanna ecosystem in Botswana. Shrub, Tree SA Distribution: The heartwood is red or dark purple with darker streaks; it is sharply differentiated from the sapwood, which is yellowish-brown with dark streaks.


In vitro rumen apparent and true digestibilities of tannin-rich forages. The tannin content of Dichrostachys cinerea decreases its in vitro digestibility Tefera et al.

It can also be used as a contraceptive for women, as laxative, and for massage of fractures.

Dichrostachys cinerea (sickle bush)

The bark is astringent and vermifuge[ ]. The wood is of a dense nature and burns slowly with no toxicity, so it is often used for fuelwood. Agricultural Journal, 3 2: Feeding behaviour and forage nutrient utilization by goats on a semi-arid reconstituted silvipasture.

Invasives in Mesoamerica and the Carribean, Costa Rica: A thicket of growth caused by suckering Photograph by: Reproductive Biology Large numbers of seeds are produced almost all year long Fournet, The DM content can be influenced by the soil composition Aganga et al.

Often forms widespread thickets by means of root suckers[ ]. Encroachment is the result of overgrazing and is attributed to the ability of Dichrostachys dicyrostachys to regenerate dichrostcahys seeds and root buds. Dichrostachys cinerea or Marabou Thorn is a legume characterized by its two-coloured inflorescence native to Africa but can now be found in India, the Dichrostachyss, and parts of Southeast Asia. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

A decoction of the root has been used as a contraceptive for women[ ]. South Africa, Kruger National Park.

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Polyembryony has been observed in the seeds World Agroforestry Centre, Introduction Dichrostachys cinerea is a spiny, deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 7 m high, with a rounded crown, 3 m wide. Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. The species can be subcategorized with two slight variations that have been recognised: Comments have dichrlstachys be approved before they are shown here.

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Despite its various uses, it is generally regarded a threat to agricultural production and is listed on the Global Invasive Species Database. The debarked roots are used for strong plaiting work such as for racks and baskets[]. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing dichrstachys but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[ ].

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Seedling growth of Dichrostachys cinerea L. Grazing by goats may dichdostachys to control its development Ecocrop, ; Yayneshet et al. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page D. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Struik, South Africa Page Bull Mimosa cinerea L.

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