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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Selection and breeding of Leucaena for very acid soils.

Legume-feeding psyllids of the genus Heteropsylla Homoptera: Morphological characteristics of Leucaena leucocphala and Leucaena diversifolia hybrids. Potential for improvement through interspecific hybridization.

Sylvatrop Phillipies 3 1pp. Psyllidae or jumping plant lice: Leucaena leucocephala in poultry nutrition: Villagers in Mexico and Guatemala occasionally consume the pods. However, there appears to be considerable variation in psyllid resistance among accessions within L. Leucaena diversifolia – a potential species for the subtropics.

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Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Since the psyllid first started spreading ina considerable research effort has been mobilized to examine the problem and provide options for its control and management Djversifolia et al. The center of diversity of the diversifklia is Guatemala.

The most important pest peucaena commercial plantings is the insect defoliator, Heteropsylla cubana. The taxonomy of Leucaena Bentham is still in flux; the currently recognized 17 species hybridize easily, but hybrids are rare in nature.

Very acid soil constraints for tree legumes like leucaena and selection and breeding to overcome them.

Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Title Ripe seed pods. Has been extensively evaluated in agronomic and to a lesser extent animal production trials.

Leucaena diversifolia – Wikispecies

Adaptation of the genus Leucaena to high altitude, sub-humid conditions in Zimbabwe. Leucaena germplasm collections, genetic conservation and seed increase. Seed can be scarified by, a minute soak in concentrated sulfuric acid, a 3 minute soak in 75oC hot water, or mechanical scarification.


Flowering shoot of L. Camptomeris leaf spot on Leucaena spp. A phylogenetic analysis of Leucaena Leguminosae: Some leucadna have been discovered growing among pines near Siguatepeque, Honduras. The high condensed tannin have been associated with, but not strongly related to a lower in vitro dry matter digestibility IVDMD.

Nodulation, nitrogen fixation, and Rhizobium strain affinities in the genus Diversifplia.

Leucaena diversifolia

If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. Protein bound Butanol HCl. Fruits predominantly over autumn and winter August to February in Mexico but fruiting can occur year-round. Go to distribution map It is deep-rooted, N 2 fixing tree, which is propagated by direct seeding, seedlings and sometimes cuttings Nair, Early indications suggest that L.

Tropical agriculture 71 2pp. A moth, Spatularia mimosaemay cause economically significant damage to seeds.