EPPO Global Database

Leucaena leucocephala(LUAGL)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-08-22

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

Notes

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, Bangladesh, China (including Taiwan), Indochina, Malesia, most of Africa, Madagascar, Caribbean, South America (except south), New Guinea, Australia. 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
petai belalang Indonesian
petai jawa Indonesian