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  Leucaena leucocephala
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit, Taxon 10: 54. 1961 & 24: 352. 1975; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 230. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 114. 1997; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 171. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 243. 1997; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 267. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 341. 2009. Mimosa leucocephala Lam., Encycl. 1: 12. 1783. Leucaena glauca Benth., Hook. J. Bot. 4: 416. 1842; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 290. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 419(297). 1919. Leucaena latisiliqua (L.) Gillis, Taxon 23: 190. 1974,p.p.; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 101. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 151. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 190. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 67. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 174. 1994.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ippilippil, Subaul
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Lead tree, Leucaena, Subaul, White lead tree
  Description: Trees, to 9 m high; branchlets puberulous. Leaves bi-pinnate, alternate; stipules small, cauducous; rachis 12-22 cm, slender, pulvinate, puberulent; pinnae 4-6 pairs, 4-15 cm, even pinnate, a gland between the lowest pair or a little lower down on the petiole on the upper side; leaflets 16-40, opposite, subsessile; lamina 0.8-2 x 0.2-0.6 cm, obliquely oblong or obliquely-lanceolate, base obliquely truncate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, membranous, glabrous above, pubescent and glaucous beneath; lateral nerves and intercostae obscure. Flowers bisexual, greenish-white, in axillary umbels, globose, to 1.2 cm across solitary or 2-3 together; peduncle to 4 cm; calyx 3 mm, 5-toothed; petals 5, free; stamens 10; filaments 7 mm; ovary superior, shortly stipitate, puberulent; styles as long as ovary; stigma simple. Fruit a pod, 18-20 x 1.5-2.5 cm, linear-oblong, flat, dehiscent; seeds 15-20, brown, glossy.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated for fuel wood and fodder
  Distribution: Originally from Tropical America; now Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Edacode, Kayippuram
   
 
   
 
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