African Plant Database

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Taxon 10(2): 53 (1961)
Information on the genus : Leucaena
Basionym : Mimosa leucocephala Lam.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for SA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mimosa leucocephala Lam. (1783)
 Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit subsp. leucocephala
 Acacia leucocephala (Lam.) Link (1822)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Leucaena glauca Benth. (1842)
=Mimosa glauca L. (1753)
=*Acacia glauca Willd. (1806) non Acacia glauca (L.) Moench (1794)
Taxon infra-specific
Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit subsp. leucocephala
Leucaena leucocephala subsp. glabrata (Rose) Zárate (1987)
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Tree; Humid, Subhumid, Subarid; Thicket, Freshwater Wetland, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 1000-1499 m, uncertain, distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:260 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 192 (2008).
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