Albizia Lebbeck, Frywood – 0.5 kg Seeds
Albizia lebbeck is a perennial, deciduous tree, native to Asia and introduced to tropical regions across the world as a shelter tree for cash crops, for erosion control, as a forage crop and as a source of hardwood. The species can tolerate a wide range of climates and soil types. It reproduces by seed or vegetatively by cuttings or coppicing. It has a range of invasive traits, which include high seed production, a high growth rate and nitrogen fixation, that allow it to invade disturbed areas and natural forests.
It is naturalized in many parts of the tropics including the Caribbean, Central America and South America; in some places it has also become invasive. For example, in Puerto Rico, it appears on a government invasive species list and is a category 2 invasive species in the Bahamas. The species is reportedly one of the 100 most serious invasive species, and a transformer species, in Cuba. In Florida, the species has been listed as a category 1 invasive species (most serious concern) since 1999.