This tree has not been evaluated for biological control (Smith, 1998), but vigorous efforts to exterminate it with herbicides are taking place in Hawai‘i (Morton, J. 1987).
Location Specific Management Information
Decree No. 65 CM of January 23, 2006 presents a list of 35 invasive plants declared to be "Species that threaten biodiversity", one of which is Syzygium cumini. These plants are subject to a ban on new imports, propagation and planting, and prohibition of transfer from one island to another of any whole plant, fragment of plant, cutting, fruit or seed. Their destruction is permitted.
Vigorous efforts to exterminate it with herbicides.
2. Swaziland's Alien Plants Database., Undated. Syzygium cumini
Summary: A database of Swaziland's alien plant species.
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