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Stunning shade tree with large, dome-shaped canopy - symmetrical crown. Pink powderpuff flowers. The pods have a sweet, sticky brown pulp, and are fed to cattle in Central America. It is native to the mainland neotropics, from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil, but has been widely introduced to the Pacific islands, including Hawaii. The attractive wood is crafted into platters and bowls that are commonly marketed in Hawaii.
Albizia is a genus of about 150 species of mostly fast-growing subtropical and tropical trees and shrubs. The genus is pantropical, occurring in Asia, Africa, Madagascar, America and Australia, but mostly in the Old World tropics.