Adenanthera pavonina invades intact, undisturbed hardwood forests as well as disturbed sites and can quickly form large colonies.
Location Specific Impacts:
Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
Competition: Adenanthera pavonina is locally invasive, displacing native vegetation (Burton, 2003 in Varnham, 2006).
Mahe Is. (Seychelles)
Competition: Campnosperma seychellarum- a native of the Seychlles is listed as 'Critically Endangered (CR)' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It occurs only on the island of Mahe. Invasive alien plant species including Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), coral bean tree, Sandoricum koetjype, and strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum) compete with C. seychellarum and are a major threat to the survival of the species (Huber et al 2011)