Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) DeWit.

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Leucaena leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

Leucaena leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

Leucaena leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

Leucaena leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

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Status: Introduced
Description:
Unarmed shrub or small tree. Branchlets densely covered in grey hairs. Leaves twice compound with a distinct gland on the rhachis between the lowest pair of pinnae. Flowers in spherical heads, white to pale yellow. Pods in clusters, thin and flattened but slightly raised over the seeds, splitting into straight halves.
Notes: Cultivated, per FZ, in Mozambique and possibly escaping.
Derivation of specific name: leucocephala: with white heads
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Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical America
Mozambique distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 52 - 53. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 233. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Leucaena leucocephala

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leucaena leucocephala
African Plant Database: Leucaena leucocephala
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Leucaena leucocephala
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leucaena leucocephala
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leucaena leucocephala
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leucaena leucocephala
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leucaena leucocephala
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Leucaena leucocephala
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Leucaena leucocephala
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leucaena leucocephala
JSTOR Plant Science: Leucaena leucocephala
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leucaena leucocephala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leucaena leucocephala
The Plant List (version 1.1): Leucaena leucocephala
Tropicos: Leucaena leucocephala


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Leucaena leucocephala.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126280, retrieved 19 April 2019

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