Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

The arboreal legume dilemma: adaptation and weediness.

Abstract

Traits that lead to the persistence and adaptability of arboreal legumes result in potential weediness The same traits high seed yields, ratooning, and deep taproots that make tree legumes beneficial multipurpose crops in tropical and subtropical regions can also make them weeds Harnessing legume trees, including Acacia spp., Leucaena leucocephala and Prosopis spp., for their different agricultural products where they have become invasive may provide a greater agricultural purpose and income to landowners and farmers while simultaneously reducing their weed potential.