Description of the genus
Unarmed trees or shrubs. Leaves 2-pinnate; with (in ours) usually a gland at the junction of the lowest pair of pinnae, but without glands on the petiole or elsewhere on the rhachis. Inflorescence a spherical head, pedunculate, axillary, 1-3 together, often aggregated in a raceme. Calyx gamosepalous, with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Anthers conspicuously pilose. Pod flattened, thinly subcoriaceous, splitting into 2 non-recurving valves. Seeds flattened, brown, glossy.
Worldwide: 22 species from Texas to Peru
Other sources of information about Leucaena:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Leucaena pageFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): LeucaenaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: LeucaenaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for LeucaenaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): LeucaenaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Leucaena.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=669, retrieved 19 May 2013