Caesalpinia decapetala

Family Fabaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesMysore Thorn, Thorny Poinciana, Wait-a-while
SynonymsCaesalpinia sepiaria Roxb.; Reichardia decapetala Roth
Growth formVine/scrambler/climber, Shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)20
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeTemperate and tropical eastern Asia
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)Indian Ocean Islands, North America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Abandoned homesteads/cultivated land, Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Scrublands/shrublands, Thickets, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1850

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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