Leucaena leucocephala

(syn. Acacia glauca, Leucaena glabrata, Leucaena glauca, Leucaena latisiliqua), koa haole, leucaena, false koa, leadtree, ipil-ipil (Philippines), lamtoro (Indonesia)

  • Family Fabaceae (Mimosoideae).
  • Native to southeastern Mexico. Introduced to Hawaii after 1864.
  • Wood managed for fuel or charcoal and as a green manure for tea and coffee plantations. Leaves used as fodder for ruminants.
  • Weed Risk Assessment Score: 15 (HIGH RISK) NOT RECOMMENDED for introduction to new areas in Hawaii or the Pacific. Chemical control methods available from Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas.

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