EPPO Global Database

Leucaena leucocephala(LUAGL)

Last modification: 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. 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
jumpy-bean English
lead tree English (US)
leucaena English (AU)
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