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Leucaena leucocephala

Description
Life formshrub, treePhysiologyevergreen, single stem, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, materials, ornamentals/turf, forest/wood, environmental
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20321042Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60030002505000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude15-2530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2100Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH67.758.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.coastal salt sprayAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle180365
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalshade & shelterentire plant
environmentalrevegetationentire plant
environmentalnitrogen fixationroots
environmentalsoil improversroots
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
environmentalsupportentire plant
environmentalliving fenceentire plant
animal food (feed)proteinleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves
fuelsfuelwoodbark
fuelscharcoalbark
materialfibresbark
materialtimber woodbark
materialgums/resinsexudates
materialdye/tanninstems
materialdye/tanninfruits
materialdye/tanninleaves
poisonmammalsleaves
poisonmammalsseeds
poisonmammalsfruits