Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) DeWit.

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Leucaena leucocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

Leucaena leucocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

Leucaena leucocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

Leucaena leucocephala

Picture: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Harare

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Derivation of specific name: leucocephala: with white heads
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Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical America
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).

Other sources of information about Leucaena leucocephala:

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Flora of Malawi: Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Mozambique: Leucaena leucocephala
Flora of Mozambique: 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
Ispot Southern Africa: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Leucaena leucocephala.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=126280, retrieved 24 March 2019

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