EPPO Global Database

Leucaena leucocephala(LUAGL)

Code created in: 2002-08-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LUAGL
  • Preferred name: Leucaena leucocephala
  • Authority: (Lamarck) de Wit


Mexico, Central America. Used as a good source of animal feed, and introduced for this purpose into many tropical or subtropical countries. Used medicinally. Introduced in southern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), most of Africa, Madagascar, Caribbean, South America (except south), New Guinea, Australia (except South, Victoria, Tasmania). Frequently invasive

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Acacia glauca (Linnaeus) Mönch
Leucaena glauca (Linnaeus) Bentham
Leucaena latisiliqua (Linnaeus) Gillis
Mimosa glauca Linnaeus
Mimosa leucocephala Lamarck

Common names
Name Language
horse tamarind English
ipil ipil English
jumpy-bean English
lead tree English (US)
leucaena English (AU)
subabul English
white babool English
white popinac English
wild tamarind English
tamarin bâtard French
acacia bella rosa Spanish (CO)
barba de león Spanish (GT)
guaje Spanish (HN)
hediondilla Spanish (PR)
ipil-ipil Spanish (PR)
peladera Spanish (BO)
uaxim Spanish (GT)
arôma-branco Portuguese
ginnemu Japanese
ギンネム Japanese
леуцена светлоголовчатая Russian
yín hé huān Chinese
银合欢 Chinese
subabul Hindi
petai belalang Indonesian
petai jawa Indonesian