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Leucaena leucocephala

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit

Lead Tree, White leadtree

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LELE10

USDA Native Status: L48 (I), VI (I)

The Lead Tree is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae) which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, or vines with compound leaves and flowers in clusters.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White

Distribution

USA: AZ , FL , GA , HI , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Leucaena leucocephala is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Gray Ministreak
(Ministrymon azia)

Food Source
Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU UPL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Leucaena leucocephala in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Leucaena leucocephala in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Leucaena leucocephala

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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