Leucaena Benth.

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.

Hughes (1999).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Mimosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) De Wit