General Information. Leucaena diversifolia is a deciduous tree or erect shrub with a light but spreading crown; it can grow 3 – 20 metres tall. When growing as a. A full botanical description of L. diversifolia is provided by Hughes (a). It is a small tree, commonly reaching m tall and cm in bole diameter; but. NFTA , October A quick guide to useful nitrogen fixing trees from around the world. Leucaena diversifolia is the second-best known species in the .

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An Introduction to Agroforestry. However, its invasive behaviour is much more poorly documented. Used in hybridisation programs with L.

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The high CT concentrations preclude the feeding of L. A multipurpose tree genus for tropical agroforestry. Flowers predominantly over early summer May to June in Mexico but flowering can occur year-round, with the exception of mid-winter. Bray, Lrucaena for its psyllid resistance and yield potential and was put on pre-release pending the outcomes of animal production trials. Mimosoideae via artificial hybridizations.

It has a strong light requirement and tolerates only partial shade. Villagers in Mexico and Leucqena occasionally consume the pods. Ecology Leucaena diversifolia has a better growth than Leucaena leucocephalawhen subjected to cooler temperatures avg. Leucaena psyllid a treat to agroforestry in Africa. Proceedings of an international workshop held in Bogor, Indonesia. Agroforestry- A decade of development.


The biogeography of the Neotropical jumping plant-lice Insecta: Bark is mid grey-brown with shallow, rusty orange-brown, vertical fissures; slash reddish. Proceedings of a Workshop, Hanoi, Vietnam, February Psyllid-tolerant highland Leucaena yields.

Leucaena diversifolia – Fast Growing Highland NFT Species

CPI Australia on pre-releasenever released. Hairy anthers distinguish Leucaena from all other Mimosoid legume genera.

Khajuria HN; Singh A, Uucaena Research Reports 9: Previously referred to in University of Hawaii and other information as “tetraploid ” or “4 n L. Agronomy Journal USA 87 5pp. Diploids and tetraploids show high resistance to seed beetles, Araecerus levipennis and A.

Pest and Diseases Leucaena diversifolia are generally resistant to insect pests in the divrrsifolia Anonymous, No diploids grow in this area, although they probably occur in southern Veracruz. Yield, psyllid resistance, and phenolic concentration of Leucaena diversigolia two environments in Hawaii.

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K, K and K Hawaii and Australia. The higher tannin content of the foliage may increase bypass protein levels in ruminants. Environmental Requirements One of the most notable features of L.


Copyright Colin Hughes, Dept. Leaves of Leucaena species have also been widely used for green manure in cropping systems.

Agroforestry Systems, 40 2: Used as a shade over coffee in frost-free highland tropical locations. Leucaena leucocephala – the most diversirolia used forage tree legume. Leucaena research in the Asian Pacific region, Leucaena research in the Asian Pacific region, ; 4 tab. Proceedings of a workshop Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania, October References Top of page Adams CD, In one study, foliar digestibility of L.

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Seedling vigor of Leucaena leucocephala, Leucqena. Systematic Botany Monographs Some diploids produce branches at degrees to each other, giving the trees a planar or two-dimensional appearance. However, the potential to use L. Applied and environmental microbiology 61 11pp. Leucpna diversifolia and its hybrids for the highlands.

The mimosine content is low 1. Progress and future activities of the leucaena psyllid research program in Indonesia.