Greek leukos — white, referring to the colour of the flowers.
Pre-treated seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
22 species from Texas to Peru.
L. leucocephala has a wide range of uses, including: for soil stabilisation and erosion control; as firewood; as green manure and as a minor fodder plant (toxic to non-ruminants or in large quantities); for medicines.
Stipules and thorns absent; flowers forming creamy white balls; fruits stalked.
Source: (2002). Mimosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.