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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Some diploids have been discovered growing among pines near Siguatepeque, Honduras. Some observations on the population dynamics of the Leucpna psyllid in southeast Queensland. Biology and Ecology Top of page Genetics L.

(Leucaena diversifolia)

Tetraploids show moderate psyllid resistance, but defoliate during heavy pest outbreaks Brewbaker a, Bray and Woodroffe Environmental hazards of Leucaena. Accessions range in susceptibility to the psyllid insect from moderately resistant eg.

Most authors have emphasised the potential to use Leucaena wood for a wide range of products including domestic and industrial fuel, including dendrothermal energy generation, poles, posts, sawn timber, furniture, parquet flooring, particle board and pulp.


Proceedings of a Workshop, Bogor, Indonesia. Management of anti-nutritive factors – with special reference to leucaena. Sesbania sesban and Leucaena diversifolia as legumes trees in an agroforestry system in Rwanda.

World Animal Review, National Research Council Breeding and selecting Leucaena for acid tropical soils. Animal Feed and Technology 27, pp. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Scientific name

Species in the genus Leucaena. Specific rhizobium is required eg. Border effects on maize grain yields by Leucaena, Sesbania and Calliandra in alley cropping systems.

The biogeography of the Neotropical jumping plant-lice Insecta: Artificial hybridization has been the main thrust of breeding efforts in Leucaena, used to overcome the limitations of L. Although there is little specific literature relating to the invasive behaviour of this species, Hughes considered it to have “all the invasive traits of L. Similar to the above accessions, K has been used in the development of a recent KX3 hybrid accession adapted to upland tropical environments.

Applied and environmental microbiology 60 12pp. Proceedings of a Workshop, Singapore. Camptomeris leaf spot on Leucaena spp. No leucasna information on the control of L. Hughes b, also discusses taxonomy and field identification of Leucaena in detail.


Small areas can be planted using seed or seedlings. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Nitrogen fixing tree research reports 6pp. Raeuschel and Themeda triandra Forssk. Most accessions were tolerant of regular cutting in forage production trials in Hawaii, Florida, Australia and southeast Asia. Genetic control options for psyllid resistance in leucpna.

Submitted to American J. The widely used cultivar “KX3” is an interspecific hybrid between L. Seeding rates of 1. Resistance of some Leucaena species to leucanea leucaena psyllid.

A further risk is the tendancy of this species, like L. Leucaena Research Reports 7 2pp. The total biomass yield of sweet potato, firewood and green manure was considerably greater than the yield per unit area of sweet leucaenx alone.

Ipor notes gummosis as an important disease of L.