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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Leucaena leucocephala ssp. leucocephala   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucaena leucocephala   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Leucaena leucocephala

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Leucaena glauca

 

COMMON NAME:
White Leadtree, Leucaena, Jumbie-bean


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image of Leucaena leucocephala ssp. leucocephala, White Leadtree, Leucaena, Jumbie-bean

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_lele10_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Leucaena leucocephala ssp. leucocephala   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucaena leucocephala   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Leucaena leucocephala

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Leucaena glauca

 

Find by scientific name:

4147

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: New World tropics

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Habitat: hammocks, dunes, pine rocklands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous to evergreen
Evenly 2-pinnately compound: 8-16 pinnae, each with 26-34 leaflets
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.
Leaflets are sessile.
Margins entire
Leaves are subtended by deciduous stipules.

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5-toothed campanulate calyx
5 petals
10 free stamens

Tiny flowers borne in axillary globose heads

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Reddish brown to brown
Legume

 

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