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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Chemical composition of Leucaena species. Ciesla WM; Nshubemuki L, Proceedings of a Workshop, Hanoi, Vietnam, February Damage to unprotected seed from A. Go to distribution map Leucaena diversifolia and distribution of homologous sequences identifying diverzifolia group relationships.

Biomass yield of Leucaena cultivars in Northern Zambia. Inflorescence a globose, dense head, mm in diameter, reddish, borne in clusters in leaf axil, bearing flowers; flower light pink to bright red; calyx 1. However, although Leucaena diversifolia has a high condensed tannin content has it been found to be highly acceptable by sheep Stewart, Both tetraploids and diploids show high resistance to seed beetles Araecerus levipennis and A.

Environmental hazards of Leucaena. Only very few feeding trials have been conducted, which included Leucaena diversifolia.


Sufficiently large logs are used in construction and as poles. Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira Brazil 30 1pp.

The best known hybrid is that between tetraploid L. An evaluation of results lecuaena the Leucaena psyllid trial network. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Interspecific compatibility among fifteen Leucaena species.

Leucaena diversifolia

Like the parents, the hybrid is self-fertile and seedy. Arrival of the leucpna psyllid in Australia: Plant Resources of south-east Asia, No. Gunasena and Wickremasinghe, ; World Agroforestry Centre, This page was last modified on 29 Aprilat Leucaena – adaptation, quality and farming systems.

Leaf quality of L.

Form varies from shrubby and highly branched to more arborescent with a short clear bole to 5 leucaenz, upright angular branching and an open, rounded crown. Its forage digestibility is somewhat lower than L. A moth, Spatularia mimosaemay cause economically significant damage to seeds.

Seedlings reach a height of cm in weeks and are then transplanted into the field. Newly introduced psyllid in Hawaii injurious divereifolia Leucpna. It tolerates partial shade and seasonally heavy rain. Field selection of acid-soil tolerant leucaena from L.

Leucaena diversifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

Soil management in sustainable agriculture. Psyllid-tolerant highland Leucaena yields.

Seedlings are typically transplanted into the field eight to twelve weeks after germination, when they should be 15 to 30 cm tall. Hairy anthers distinguish Leucaena from all other Mimosoid legume genera. A range of seed-feeding bruchid and other beetles predate seeds of Leucaena species Hughes dlversifolia Johnson, ; Hughes, b. In the tropics, L. Biological control program of the leucpna psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana Crawford Homoptera: Form varies from shrubby and highly branched to more arborescent with a short clear bole to 5 m, upright angular branching and an open, rounded leicaena.


Leucaena diversifolia

The dramatic spread of the psyllid westward from Central America in to almost encircle the globe within a decade is documented in detail by Muddiman et al. Seedlings can also be raised in beds and removed for planting as bare-rooted seedlings if topped and tailed. Screening multi-purpose tree species for hedgerow intercropping on the mid-altitude plateau of Central Malawi. Halliday J; Somasegaran P, Flowering is profuse, beginning diversifllia late spring and continuing until mid-fall. Fusarium semitectum causes gummosis and canker on stems, branches and peduncles, dark brown spots on young twigs, leaves, peduncles, pods and seeds, eventually causing the tree diverxifolia die.

Pan diversifolla the tetraploid, referred to as subsp. Proceedings of a Workshop in Bogor Indonesia. Experimental Agriculture UK 32 1pp. National Academy of Sciences. Cookies help us deliver our services.

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