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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Dichrostachys cinerea (sickle bush)

It is also used to improve soils, for example along the riverbanks dichorstachys the Sahel World Agroforestry Centre, Global Invasive Species Database. Pages 56 – As Dichrostachys cinerea africana, D.

You can unsubscribe at anytime. It produces copious amounts dichroostachys seeds which germinate readily. Behaviour of goats, sheep and cattle and their selection of browse species on natural pasture in a Sahelian area.

Evaluation of grazing pattern and sustainability of feed resources in pastoral areas of eastern zone of Tanzania.


Its prolific root suckers will then provide cinegea spread for complete ground cover within a few years[ ]. In Cuba in the amount of unusable land was enough pasture for two million head of cattle. Dichrostachys cineria and Acacia nilotica as supplements to buffalo grass Buchloe dactyloides hay fed to Tswana goats. Click on the name for additional informations.

The wood is heavy and termite-resistant and is thus used to make posts and fences. Title Mature pods Caption A cluster of dark mature pods which are sought by game and livestock in south-western Zimbabwe. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Zimmermann and Klein report that D. L exemple de la Martinique.

It is used in the treatment of dysentery, headaches, toothaches ciinerea elephantiasis[]. Global Invasive Species Database. It also makes high quality firewood.

Dichrostachys cinerea – Wikipedia

Since the pods are indehiscent, their nutritive value for cattle is improved when they are milled through a 4 mm screen Mlambo et al.

It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. Dichrostschys plants live a very long time, producing seeds which survive for a long time in the soil almost all year long. It grows on many types of soils, including lateritic or clayey soils. Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana, Ser.


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Boletin Tecnico Forestal, No. The debarked roots are used for strong plaiting work such as for racks and baskets[]. The wood is medium heavy to very heavy, hard, durable and presumably resistant to the attacks of termites[].

It is hardy to zone UK 9. An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species.

Mechanical and chemical control are currently the most efficient control measures. Significance of browses in the nutrition of Tswana goats.

Seedpods that have fallen to clnerea ground Photograph by: The seeds can survive for long periods of time in the soil as well as being able to withstand moderate frost.