Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Leucaena leucocephala
  • Synonym : Leucaena latisiliqua (L.) Gillis & Stearn sensu Pullaiah et al 2001.
  • Basionym : Mimosa leucocephala Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit
  • Common name : SubaBool
  • Vernacular name : Subabul, Koobabul, Kubabul (Hin.); Naattu Cauvindal (Tam.); Kainti, Kantisubabul (Tel.); Nagarjun, Rajokasundiri (Ori.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Frequently found in forest hedges and near villages. Cultivated in afforestation on the hills and used as a green manure, fodder and fuel crop. Now an aggressive colonizer in native forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical America; Naturalized in Old World tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Leucaena leucocephala. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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