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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 0 - 2200 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree.

[FZ]

Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 0·6-9 m. high; young branchlets densely grey-puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves: petiole 2-4·7 cm. long, often with a gland at the junction of the lowest pair of pinnae, glands otherwise absent; rhachis (2·5)7-15 cm. long; pinnae (2)3-8 pairs, opposite; leaflets (5)7-17(21) pairs, 7-18 x 1·5-5 mm., obliquely oblong-lanceolate, acute at the apex, puberulous on the margins and sometimes also on the midrib beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncles 2·5 cm. long. Heads of flowers white to cream.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2-3·5 mm. long, puberulous above outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4-5·25 mm. long, puberulous above outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 6·5-7·5 mm. long; anthers hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods 8-18 x (1·4)1·8-2·1 cm., with a stipe up to 3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 7·5-9 x 4-5 mm., elliptic to obovate.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated, Guinea-Congolian anthropic landscapes, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; anthropic landscapes.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
Vernacular
Acacie, Aroma Blanca, Aroma Boba, Aroma Mansa, Barba De Leon, Bois Bourro, Bois-lolo, Cassie, Cassie Blanc, Cowbush, Graines De Lin, Grains de Lin Pays, Granadillo Bobo, Granadino, Granolino, Gros-Cassie, Guaje, Hediondilla, Ipil Ipil, Jimbay, Jumbie Bean

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Vernacular
Lead tree (Engl.).
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree;young branchlets densely grey-puberulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with pinnae (2–)3–7 pairs; leaflets (5–)7–17(–21) pairs, obliquely oblong-lanceolate, 7–18 x 1.5–5 mm, acute at apex, puberulous on margins and sometimes also on midrib beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–3.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4–5.25 mm long, pale green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 6.5–7.5 mm long, white; anthers hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 8–18 x (1.4–)1.8–2.1 cm.
Distribution
Cultivated at least in C2 and S2 and maybe sometimes naturalised widespread in the tropics, native in the New World.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 2200 m.; Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, arbolito
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UPB]
Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).

[ILDIS]
Use
Domestic, Environmental, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Toxins, Weed, Wood

[FSOM]
Use
Introduced as shade tree, wood crop or browse plant. As browse it is suitable in moderate amounts only for cattle and goats, while poisonous to other domestic animals.

Native to:

Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Introduced into:

Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Ascension, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, Galápagos, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Line Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Northwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Phoenix Is., Pitcairn Is., Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Sardegna, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Wake I., Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2016 Kungkai, R. [151], Malaysia K000556856
May 25, 2014 Rojas, R. [7337], Peru K000966938
Mar 12, 2014 Randrianaivo, R. [1382], Madagascar K000966759
Apr 20, 2010 Höpflinger, F. [55], Bahamas K000661533
Jun 1, 1998 Souza, C.S. [1], Bahia K000849264
Apr 1, 1998 Barbon [2301], Philippines K000295890
Jan 1, 1997 Barbon [5536], Philippines K000295891
Feb 14, 1992 Peru K000747153
Oct 1, 1982 Vidal, S. [1305], Philippines K000295895
Oct 1, 1982 Gammill, J.A. [113], Philippines K000295901
Oct 1, 1982 Elmer, A.D.E. [5654], Philippines K000295900
Oct 1, 1982 Verdcourt, B. [4897], Papua New Guinea K000654973
Oct 1, 1982 Loher, A. [2180], Philippines K000295896
Jan 1, 1851 Rojas, R.; et al. [7337], Peru K000966938
Gaerlan, F.J.M. [19132], Philippines K000295888
Arséne [6252], Mexico K000562529
Barbon [1965], Philippines K000295889
Mendonça, R.C. [4369], Brazil K000849263
Amith, J. [1120], Mexico K000661275
Peru K000325988
Ecuador, Bolivia K001478337
Peru K001478338
Peru K001478339
Peru K001478340
Peru K001478341
Peru K001478342
Peru K001478343
Peru K001478344
Peru K001478345
Peru K001478346
Venezuela K001478347
Venezuela K001478348
Venezuela K001478349
Venezuela K001478350
Venezuela K001478351
Venezuela K001478352
Panama K001478353
Panama K001478354
Peru K001478355
Peru K001478356
Peru K001478357
Peru K001478358
Peru K001478359
Peru K001478360
Peru K001478361

First published in Taxon 10: 54 (1961)

Accepted by

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