EPPO Global Database

Caesalpinia decapetala(CAESE)

Code created in: 2002-07-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CAESE
  • Preferred name: Caesalpinia decapetala
  • Authority: (Roth) Alston


Western Asia, Himalayas, India to Indochina, China, Japan, Korea, Malesia. Cultivated as an ornamental throughout the tropics and frequently naturalized. Introduced in tropical Africa, Madagascar, Caribbean, South America (Peru, southeastern Brazil, Argentina)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Biancaea decapetala (Roth) Degener
Caesalpinia sepiaria Roxburgh

Common names
Name Language
cat's claw English (US)
Mauritius thorn English
Mysore thorn English (US)
wait-a-while English (AU)
bois sappan French
caesalpine des haies French
cassie French
liane sappan French
цезальпиния десятилепестковая Russian
kraaldoring Afrikaans
yún shí Chinese
云实 Chinese
실거리나무 Korean
sil geo ri na mu Korean