Jump to: SynonymsCommon NamesEconomic ImportanceDistributional RangeReferencesOther Web ReferencesImages

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:
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 548 (413 active, 305 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Environmental:
  • Fuels:
  • Materials: fiber (pulp for the manufacture of paper) potential as tannin/dyestuff
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca (s.e.), Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    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, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe
    • 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: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]
    • 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 Islands]
    • 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: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States [Guam, Northern Mariana Islands]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati [Line Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Kiribati, [Gilbert Islands] Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, United States, [American Samoa] Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galápagos]


References:

  1. Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana Intermediate Technology Publications & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  4. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  5. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  6. Brewbaker, J. L. 1987. Species in the genus Leucaena. Leucaena Res. Rep. 7(2):15.
  7. Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils (unpublished draft)
  8. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  9. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 11:175-180.
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Leucaena+leucocephala&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  12. Hacker, J. B. 1990. A guide to herbaceous and shrub legumes of Queensland University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Australia.
  13. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  14. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
  15. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  16. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  17. Hughes, C. E. 1998. Leucaena: a genetic resources handbook. Trop. Forest. Pap. Commonw. Forest. Inst. 37:182.
  18. Hughes, C. 1998. Monograph of Leucaena (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. Monogr. 55:107.
  19. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  20. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  21. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):95.
  22. Isely, D. 1998. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii)
  23. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  24. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  25. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  26. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  27. Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist
  28. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  29. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  30. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  31. Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar. 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source. Phytologia 85:106.
  32. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  33. National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production
  34. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  35. Shaw, E. A. & B. G. Schubert. 1976. A reinterpretation of Leucaena and Lysiloma. J. Arnold Arbor. 57:113.
  36. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_25.html target='_blank'
  37. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  38. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:150.
  39. Turner, B. L. 1959. The legumes of Texas.
  40. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  41. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  42. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  43. Zárate Pedroche, S. 1984. Taxonomic revision of the genus Leucaena from Mexico. Bull. Groupe Int. Étude Mimosoideae 12:29.
  44. Zárate Pedroche, S. 1987. Taxonomic identity of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit with a new combination. Phytologia 63:304-306.
  45. Zárate Pedroche, S. 1994. Revisión del género Leucaena Benth. en México. Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 65:124.
  46. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

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

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21959. Accessed 22 November 2019.