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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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Seedpods that have fallen to the ground Photograph by: Legume forages Forage plants. Vegetative propagation may be achieved via root or shoot cuttings, or by severing and transplanting root suckers.

Leaves and seeds are edible but are commonly sought after by livestock and are considered very nutritious. The leaves, rich in nutrients, are frequently used as a green manure[ ].

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Dichrostachys nyassana Taub Mimosa cinerea L. Bush or treelet 1.

Dichrostachys cinerea makes impressive bonsai dichrowtachys. Many subspecies and varieties have been described. Fruit[]. It has been used for the stabilization of sand dunes and in soil conservation. Leaves bipinnate, cm long, with pairs of pinnae, each one with pairs of folioles mm long.

Mean annual temperatures where D. Sicklebush Dichrostachys cinereaaerial part, fresh. The species as an aggregate is widespread in Africa, including Cape Verde an Zanzibar. A fire-resistant species[ ]. Grassland Research in Northern Nigeria. A moderately slow-growing tree[ ].


Debarked roots are used for racks and baskets. It can produce new stems from root suckers within a 15 m radius from the main trunk over 10 years World Agroforestry Dichrostacbys, Can be stored for up to 10 years at room temperature if kept dry and free from insects Direct sowing of seed is also possible. Performance of tree species suitable for shelterbelt plantation in Thar desert.

This species is very variable over its great range and has been subdivided into no less than 10 subspecies and many varieties[ ]. In the Caribbean Islands, a mycotic dermatosis due to the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis cnierea been linked to wounds caused by the thorns of Dichrostachys cinerea Esterre et al.

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The bark is green when young and becomes grey-brown and fissured as the tree grows. The growth of the plants is very fast. Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page As of yet there are no biocontrol agents being used although potential agents have been identified.

Dichrostachys cinerea is a nitrogen-fixing legume and therefore has dichrrostachys positive effect on the nitrogen content of the soil. Plant Protection Research Institute. It can be used for fuel since it makes no smoke and burns slowly. However, since it is difficult to control due to its aggressive weedy character, the use of this plant as a live fence is limited[ ]. Acacia engleri Schinz Acacia spinosa E.


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Land Transformation and Soil Quality. Rural Dev, 6 3. Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling. Physiology and Phenology D. Sicklebush pods are well accepted by all ruminant species Onana, Fruit and seeds that grow on Dichrostachys cinerea are dichrowtachys.

It has at times been treated as several distinct species, as is evident by the number of synonyms attributed to it. For more information about QR Codes click here. Dichrostachys cineria and Acacia nilotica dichrosfachys supplements to buffalo grass Buchloe dactyloides hay fed to Tswana goats.

It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range – mm, but tolerates – mm[ ]. Distribution Top of page D. Effect of doe milking and supplementation using Dichrostachys cinerea pods on kid and doe performance in grazing goats during the dry season. Sicklebush is sometimes a source of conflict between pastoralists and charcoal producers Kavana et al. Dichrostachys cjnerea is an evergreen Shrub growing to 8 m 26ft by 8 m 26ft cineres a medium rate.