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Taxon: Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit

Genus: Leucaena
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Mimoseae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 21959
Place of publication: Taxon 10:54. 1961
Name verified on: 30-Oct-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Mar-1995
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 413 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
FL(as Leucaenalieucocephala)*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca [s.e.], Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize [n.]; Guatemala [w.]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • 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; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar; Maldives
    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; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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  • Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Brewbaker, J. L. 1987. Species in the genus Leucaena. Leucaena Res. Rep. 7(2):15.
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. 11:175–180 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 11:175–180.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Hacker, J. B. 1990. A guide to herbaceous and shrub legumes of Queensland.
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • 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.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Hughes, C. E. 1998. Leucaena: a genetic resources handbook. Trop. Forest. Pap. Commonw. Forest. Inst. 37:182.
  • Hughes, C. 1998. Monograph of Leucaena (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae). Syst. Bot. Monogr. 55:107.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):95.
  • Isely, D. 1998. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii).
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar. 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source. Phytologia 85:106.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Shaw, E. A. & B. G. Schubert. 1976. A reinterpretation of Leucaena and Lysiloma. J. Arnold Arbor. 57:113.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Turner, B. L. 1959. The legumes of Texas.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zárate P., S. 1984. Taxonomic revision of the genus Leucaena from Mexico. Bull. Groupe Int. Étude Mimosoideae 12:29.
  • Zárate P., S. 1987. Taxonomic identity of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit with a new combination. Phytologia 63:304–306.
  • Zárate P., S. 1994. Revisión del género Leucaena Benth. en México. Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 65:124.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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