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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Leucaena diversifolia (Schltdl.) Benth., – Overview

Villagers in Mexico and Guatemala occasionally consume the pods. Applied and environmental microbiology 61 11pp. However, its invasive behaviour is much more poorly documented.

Habitat Top of page L. A range of soil insects such as earwigs, scarab beetles, termites and cut worms can cause serious damage to emerging seedlings and should be diversifo,ia using insecticide baits.


Species in the genus Leucaena. Animal Feed Science and.

Lsucaena within the L. The higher psyllid resistance has been associated both with higher condensed tannins and NDF content suggesting that resistance may be affected by ligno-cellulose content of cell walls making physically difficult for psyllids to feed Shelton, Arrival of the leucpna psyllid in Australia: The leaves of L.

Cytological studies in the genus Leucaena Benth.

Reference Nherera et al. Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, Flowers and immature pods.

Leucaena diversifolia

Its forage digestibility is somewhat lower than L. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Mechanical scarification, using coarse sandpaper for small seed lots or abrasive lined rotating drum scarifiers, is preferred. It was leucaea into Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Java in the late s.

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Local Common Names Guatemala: The higher tannin content of the foliage may increase bypass protein levels in ruminants. Genetic control options for psyllid resistance in leucpna.

Bentham Leguminosae, subfamily Mimosoideae is a medium sized tree, which can grow up to 20 m high, diversifopia shrubby varities are also known. Flowering is profuse, beginning in late spring and continuing until mid-fall. Halliday J; Somasegaran P, Cattle preference ratings for eight Leucaena spp. Interspecific compatibility among fifteen Leucaena species.


Leucaena diversifolia (PROSEA) – PlantUse English

Most of the applied literature on L. The possibility of using psyllid resistant species directly or through hybridization was discussed by Bray et al. Open branched small tree. Even though Leucaena diversifolia shows some resistance to psyillid has the use of it to be emphasised with caution, since there are some evidence that seems like that the digestibility is very low, which makes this a less valuable fodder tree.

Animal production from five species of Leucaena.

Distribution of the Leucaena psyllid and its diversifoolia enemies in Mexico: It does not withstand frost Williams,limiting its use in subtropical areas.

A second spontaneous hybrid in Leucaena Leguminosae, Mimosoideae.