Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Calliandra: a versatile small tree for the humid tropics.

Abstract

A report of an ad hoc panel of the Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation, Board on Science and Technology for International Development (BOSTID) cooperation with the Perhum Perhutani, Jakarta, Indonesia. Various aspects of Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus), a species native to Central America and now widely planted in Indonesia, are described in 6 chapters: Introduction and summary; Calliandra and Java's greening movement; The plant; Production and management; Products and applications; and Recommendations and research needs. Appendices are included: Selected readings; Researchers working with calliandra; and Biographical sketches of panel members.