Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Leucaena leucocephala subsp. leucocephala

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Belize.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
Vernacular
Aroma Blanca, Bo Chet, False Koa, Guaje, Guaslim, Guaxin, Huaxe, Huaxim, Huaxin, Ipil-ipil, Jumbie Bean, Kan Thin, Kanthum Thect, Koa-haole, Kra Thin, Kratin, Lamtoro, Lead Tree, Liliak, Schemu, Subabul, Tangan-tangan, Tumbapelo, Uaxi, Uaxim, Uaxin, Waxim

[ILDIS]
Use
Environmental, Food and Drink, Weed

Native to:

Belize, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Ascension, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, 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, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, 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, 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, Peru, Philippines, Phoenix Is., Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Wake I., Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Leucaena leucocephala subsp. leucocephala appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5239], India Acacia caringa K001120251 Yes

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.
  • Lorence, D.H. & Wagnwe, W.L. (2020). Flora of the Marquesas Islands 2: 413-1135. National Tropical Botanic Garden, Smithsonian, DRPF.

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