Taxon: Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit

 
Genus: Leucaena
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 21959
Place of publication: Taxon 10:54. 1961
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-1995
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 413 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry ()
  • Animal food: fodder ()
  • Animal food: forage ()
  • Fuels: fuelwood ()
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_25.html,)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:175. 1997, pulp for the manufacture of paper)
  • Materials: potential as tannin/dyestuff ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca (s.e.), Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize (n.), Guatemala (w.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, [Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: India [Andaman and Nicobar]
    • MALESIA: Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Europe
    • Europe (s.)

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati [Line Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: American Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, [Gilbert Islands] Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galapagos Islands]


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Check other web resources for Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21959. Accessed 24 April 2018.