Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Albizia carbonaria (carbonero).

Abstract

Albizia carbonaria is a fast growing but short-lived perennial tree native to tropical Central and South America that has been introduced to South and South East Asia. It is cultivated for wood, fodder, shade and erosion control. A number of other Albizia species are invasive due to their fast growth and prolific seed production, so there is a possibility A. carbonaria could also become invasive.