Genus: Leucaena Benth.

Family: Fabaceae
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Altfamily: Mimosaceae
Genus number: 6761
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Accession Count: 825
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for  genus:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 1999. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 48. (Taxon) 48:368-369.
  • Harris, S. A. et al. 1994. A phylogenetic analysis of Leucaena (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 191:1-26.
  • Hughes, C. 1998. Monograph of Leucaena (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. Monogr. 55:1-244.
  • Hughes, C. 1997. (1297) Proposal to conserve the name Leucaena (Leguminosae) with a conserved type. (Taxon) 46:355-356.
  • Hughes, C. E. 1998. Leucaena: a genetic resources handbook. Trop. Forest. Pap. Commonw. Forest. Inst. 37:1-274.
  • Hughes, C. E. et al. 2002. Divergent and reticulate species relationships in Leucaena (Fabaceae) inferred from multiple data sources: insights into polyploid origins and nrDNA polymorphism. Amer. J. Bot. 89:1057-1073.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. 2005. (Leg World) 174.
  • Zárate Pedroche, S. 1994. Revision del genero Leucaena en Mexico. Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 65:83-162.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image