DICHROSTACHYS CINEREA PDF

In Ethiopia, the species is common in the Nechisar National Park. Plans are underway to exploit it as a source of biomass for renewable power generation. The bipinnately compound leaves are up to 15 centimetres 5. Flowers of the Dichrostachys cinerea are characteristically in bicoloured cylindrical spikes that resemble Chinese lanterns and are 6 to 8 centimetres 2. Pods are usually a mustard brown and are generally twisted or spiralled and may be up to by 15 millimetres 3.

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In Ethiopia, the species is common in the Nechisar National Park. Plans are underway to exploit it as a source of biomass for renewable power generation. The bipinnately compound leaves are up to 15 centimetres 5. Flowers of the Dichrostachys cinerea are characteristically in bicoloured cylindrical spikes that resemble Chinese lanterns and are 6 to 8 centimetres 2. Pods are usually a mustard brown and are generally twisted or spiralled and may be up to by 15 millimetres 3. The species can be subcategorized with two slight variations that have been recognised: D.

It often occurs in areas with a strong seasonal climate with a wide-ranging mean annual temperature and with a mean annual rainfall ranging from to millimetres 7. It occurs in brushwood, thickets, hedges, teak forest and grassland and generally takes to poorer quality clay soils or deep and sandy soils with a wide pH range. Dichrostachys cinerea inflorescence Bhopal , India In southern Africa, Dichrostachys cinerea generally flowers from October to February with fruiting from May to September.

In Indonesia , however, the species has been found flowering from September to June and fruiting from March to May. The tree generally grows at a medium to slow rate, 6 to 8 centimetres 2. The pods are rich in nutrients Dichrostachys cinerea infructescence, fruit and seeds Dichrostachys cinerea seeds Fruit and seeds that grow on Dichrostachys cinerea are edible. Cattle, camels and game such as giraffe , buffalo , kudu , hartebeest , nyala , red forest duiker and Damara dik-dik feed on the juicy pods that fall to the ground.

The flowers can be a valuable source of honey. The wood is of a dense nature and burns slowly with no toxicity, so it is often used for fuelwood. The species yields a medium to heavy, durable hardwood and is often used in smaller domestic items as walking sticks, handles, spears and tool handles, particularly in central Africa. In traditional medicine , the bark is used for headache , toothache , dysentery , elephantiasis , root infusions are used for leprosy , syphilis , coughs, as an anthelmintic , purgative and strong diuretic, leaves are used for epilepsy [ citation needed ] and also as a diuretic and laxative , and a powdered form is massaged on limbs with bone fractures.

It is also cultivated as an indoor bonsai specimen.

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Dichrostachys cinerea L. Family: Fabaceae Common names: sickle bush Eng. Description Description The bark is rough, yellow to grey-brown and frequently fissured and the stem is rarely thicker than mm. The twice-compound, petiolate leaves are very variable in size with 4 to 19 pairs of pinnae and each pinna with 9 to 41 pairs of leaflets, giving it an Acacia-like appearance.

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