Leucaena leucocephala

Leucaena leucocephala

Common Name : Acacia glauca Wild, jumbay, white leadtree, white popinac Botanical Name : Leucaena leucocephala Family : Fabaceae Order : Fabales Subfamily : Mimosoideae Genus : Leucaena Species : L. leucocephala Synonyms : Acacia glauca, Leucaena glabra, Mimosa leucophala Growth Rate : Fast Category : Mimosoid tree Type : Mimosoid scrubby tree Genus : Leucaena Oriya : Nagarjuna Origin / Native : Southern Mexico, Central America, Guatemala Food source for : Cattle Height : Up to 20 feet tall Flowers : Beige in colour, thread like stamens, globe shaped, showy Grows in : Dry lands Foliage : Greyish green, alternate, twice-pinnate leaves, simple Seeds : Brown, used for ornamental purpose Propagation : Seeds, cuttings Tamil : Savundal maram

Leucaena leucocephala

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India


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