.
Afrikaans: reusewattel, stuipboom • Bengali: subabul • Burmese: bawzagaing • English: lead tree, leucaena, wild tamarind • Hawaiian: haole koa, koa haole • Hindi: lamtoro, सफ़ैद बबूल safed babool • Indonesian: petai cina • Javanese: lamtoro, lamotorogung • French: faux mimosa, faux-acacia, leucaene • Spanish: guage • and, unidentified: balori, cassis (Vanuatu), fua pepe (American Samoa and Samoa), ganitnityuwan tangantan (Yap), lopa samoa (American Samoa), lusina (Samoa), namas, nito (Cook Islands), pepe (Niue and Samoa), rohbohtin (Kosrae), siale mohemohe (Tonga), talantayan, talntangan (Guam, Marshall Islands), tangantangan, te kaitetua (Kiribati), telentund (Palau), tuhngantuhngan, vaivai, vaivai dina, vaivai ni vavalagi, vaivai ni vavalangi, vaivai (Fiji).
.
Origin: West Indies, Bahamas and Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, from Southern Mexico to Northern South America
.
loo-KAY-nuh — from the Greek leukos (white), referring to the flower color
loo-koh-SEF-uh-lah — white head
.
commonly known as: horse tamarind, lead tree, white popinac, wild tamarind • Bengali: subabul • Gujarati: લીસો બાવળ liso baval, સુબાવળ subaval • Hindi: सफ़ैद बबूल safed babool • Malayalam: ഇപ്പില്‍ ഇപ്പില്‍ ippil ippil, സുബാബുല്‍ subaabul • Marathi: सुबाभळ subabul • Oriya: rossokodombo • Tamil: பெரியதகரை periya-takarai, பெருந்தகரை peru-n-takarai
.
Native to: Caribbean Islands, from southern Mexico to northern South America; cultivated elsewhere
.
Unarmed evergreen tree with slightly fissured grayish-brown bark; leaves bipinnate, rachis ending in a soft bristle; pinnae 4-9 pairs; leaflets 11-18 pairs, 10-14 mm long, linear-oblong, oblique; flowers white in globose 15-22 mm across heads on up to 4 cm long peduncles; calyx 2-4 mm long; petals free, 10-12 mm long; pod flat, 13-22 cm long, 16-20 mm broad, 15-24 seeded.
.

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2818_1.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2833.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2817.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2832_shrub%20tree.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2818.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2631.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2815.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_2632.jpg
May & June 2012 Pune.

Wild shrub/tree .Ht about 4 feet growing on the wall of a well at a private society. IMG _2833 is of a similar looking plant growing nearby but I am not sure. Is this some Acacia sp?


My apologies I forgot to add that there were no thorns found on this shrub


For me its look like Leucaena leucocephala?


Looks like Leucaena leucocephala


Many thanks … and …  for the Id as Leucaena leucocephala. In fact my previous post was also Leucaena leucocephala kindly Id’d by … Then I had only seen dried flowers fallen on the ground. The tree was also very tall and was unable to see the fresh inflorescence.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/unid-1.jpg

सुबाभूळ : flower: clicked in Badlapur last month

Leucaena leucocephala = सुबाभूळ
Ref : Shrikant Ingalhalikar’s 2nd book page 482.


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%20Leaf.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%20Bark.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%20Fruit.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%200003.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%20Canopy.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%20Flower.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%20Tender%20Fruit.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wild%20Tamarind%20Tree%20-%200001.jpg
Fabaceae – Mimosoideae – Bangalore – RA – Leucaena leucocephala – Wild Tamarind Tree: It is a low scrubby tree of tropical and subtropical North America having white flowers tinged with yellow resembling mimosa and long flattened pods. Leaves are like that of tamarind. It is a thornless shrubby bush or tree often only to 6-8ft but occasionally to 30-60ft. Grows very well in arid tropical climates and can become a pest species in such climates. Grows best under full sun, needs little water or care once established. Very fast grower. Grows in practically any soil type. The tree has a huge wealth of uses, and is an extremely fast-grower, but care should be taken in some regions to control growth as the seeds are easily dispersed by birds and grazing cattle and the tree has the potential to become a pest. It is grown for fodder, but unless severely grazed or controlled, it spreads rampantly throughout adjacent areas


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/soundal%20flcloseup.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/soundal%20flo2.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/soundal%20leaf.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/soundal%20fl1.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/sovundal%20seeds.jpg

Fabaceae – Mimosoideae- week. Leucaena leucocephala from Coimbatore:  Sharing the picture of Leucaena leucocephala from Coimbatore.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/%3B-domain%3Dgoogle.com%3B-expires%3DFri--05-Jul-2019-15-04-19-GMT.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-15-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-14-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-5-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-10-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-3-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-4-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-2-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-1-.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala%20-Lam.-%20de%20Wit%20-7-.JPG

Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit from Panipat Area:

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit from Panipat Area


Yes

Thanks … for another well illustrated set.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephalaDSCN0072.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala1.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala2.jpg
Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Leucaena leucocephala:  Leucaena leucocephala
Horse tamarind; White popinac Subabhul, सुबाभूळ
Non native. Originates from southern Mexico and Central America. Introduced in India during British regime.
A story heard by me.
This tree used to be called as Kubabhul. When Indira Gandhi visited Maharashtra to observe the forestation program carried out by the dept. the forest officers were describing its variety of uses.
She exclaimed : ” तो फिर इसे कुबाभूल क्यो कहते हैं? ‘सुबाभूल’ कहो !”

From then on it is being called as Subabhul.
(Of course later on its undesirable aspects were found out and it was correct to call it Kubabhul only.)

horse tamarind???
what does it look like or taste?


Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit Syn. Acacia leucocephala (Lam.)
Link from Panipat, known as “Subabool


loo-KAY-nuh — from the Greek leukos (white), referring to the flower color
loo-koh-SEF-uh-lah — white head
Jan 6, 2007 … avenue tree in Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: horse tamarind, lead tree, white popinac, wild tamarind • Bengali: subabul • Gujarati: લીસો બાવળ liso baval, સુબાવળ subaval • Hindi: सफ़ैद बबूल safed babool • Malayalam: ഇപ്പില്‍ ഇപ്പില്‍ ippil ippil, സുബാബുല്‍ subaabul • Marathi: सुबाभळ subabul • Oriya: rossokodombo • Tamil: பெரியதகரை periya-takarai, பெருந்தகரை peru-n-takarai
Native to: Caribbean Islands, from southern Mexico to northern South America; cultivated elsewhere
References: Flowers of IndiaGardentiaTop Tropicals
more views: Jan 6, 2007 … avenue tree in Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
Dec 15, 2007 … avenue tree in Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
Dec 16, 2007 … planted in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
Dec 20, 2009 … at a resort garden in Jawahar, Maharashtra
May 22, 2010 … avenue tree on Eastern Espress Highway near Mulund toll post, Mumbai


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC09447.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC01094.JPG
Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Leucaena leucocephala at Mumbai:  This is another common tree from Mumbai.
Bot. name: Leucaena leucocephala
Family: Mimosaceae
Date/Time: 17th August.
Plant Habit: Tree.
Habitat: Cultivated

really i love this species,, because the place where nothing can grow, this species stand firm…


…, this plant growing where nothing can grow could be a fact BUT standing firm needs to be considered … because of its tendency to get uprooted in rain and wind. Eight of every ten uprooted trees in Pune were subabuls … reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucaena_leucocephala


…, i guess where nothing can grow, if even out of 10, 2 trees survive its very good for environment,,,



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena-leucocephala-Khalsa-Delhi-4.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena-leucophloia-AK-27-Delhi-6.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena-leucocephala-AK-Delhi-1.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena-leucocephala-AK-Delhi-2.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena-leucocephala-Khalsa-Delhi-5.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena-leucocephala-Khalsa-Delhi-3.jpg
Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit, Taxon 10:54. 1961
syn: Mimosa leucocephala Lam. ; Acacia glauca Willd.
Common names: horse tamarind, coffeebush, ipil-ipil, jumbie-bean, leucaena, vi-vi, white popinac
Unarmed evergreen tree with slightly fissured grayish-brown bark; leaves bipinnate, rachis ending in a soft bristle; pinnae 4-9 pairs; leaflets 11-18 pairs, 10-14 mm long, linear-oblong, oblique; flowers white in globose 15-22 mm across heads of up to 4 cm long peduncles; calyx 2-4 mm long; petals free, 10-12 mm long; pod flat, 13-22 cm long, 16-20 mm broad, 15-24 seeded.
Very common in Delhi along roadsides and private houses, a fast growing tree. Photographed from Vikas Puri Delhi.


Kindly help Id this tree about 80 feet tall in a private society at Pune
I could not see any flowers on the tree but could see green and dried pods. The dried pods fallen on the ground were quite thin also could see some seeds fallen down.
I found some dull pink colored structures fallen on the ground which I think are spikes of dried flowers. (I may be wrong) I could see these flowers (presumed) in IMG_1590 shown by green arrow.
There was also a black cuckoo sitting on the tree and trying to eat something . I tried my level best to take its picture but it was not still. IMG_1590 encircled and IMG_1588 tail and back portion

The tree, flower-head and fruits pictures are probably of Leucaena leucocephala (Fabaceae/Mimosaceae). But the pictures of leaves (IMG_1585 & 1586) look different and may be from a different plant.


Many thanks … for the Id. Hats off to your brilliance and observation. There was another tree probably Gulmohar close by. I think I have photographed the leaves of that tree by mistake.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena_leucocephala_28dec12_DSCN0102.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena_leucocephala_28dec12_DSCN0103.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena_leucocephala_28dec12_DSCN0105.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena_leucocephala_28dec12_DSCN0106.jpg

This seems to be the Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit = SUBABOOL (সুবাবুল) [earlier SAFED BABUL] in Bengali


Yes, …, nice pictures..a fast growing plant..


Thank you very much for confirming, it is very common on roadside and rail-stations.


It self seeds, a menace to countryside and open fields considering the thousands of seeds it must disperse from each plant!!! no wonder… trying to remove them (the self starters) is a problem..
some village folks call it KHEER-KODOM … very apt and descriptive, the villagers do have a sense of the absurd and fun..
DO ANY OF YOU KNOW OF ANY COMMERCIAL USE OR ETHNIC USE FOR THIS TREE CONSTITUENTS? IS THE WOOD USEFUL?


I also noticed many saplings growing under this tree. Wiki has a description of its use.


yes. I have read this wiki essay and referred people to it
but my problem with this tree is along the lakes in Dhakuria, no are no cattles
it only creates nuisance with leaves, seedpods and and prolific seedlings
it crowds out native or ornamental s that we try to plant…
though its flowers are very pretty closeup


I have also never seen cattle eating this, will take a note.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/7._Acacia_sp._IMG_3618.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/6._Acacia_sp._IMG_3620.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/5._Acacia_sp._IMG_3619.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/3._Acacia_sp._IMG_3624.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2._Acacia_sp._IMG_3630.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/1._Acacia_sp._IMG_3616.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/4._Acacia_sp._IMG_3625.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/8._Acacia_sp._-_Fruit_IMG_3627.jpg

Acacia sp from Assam : Attachments (8). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Attached images may be Acacia sp. Please ID the plant.
Date :16.10.2013
Location: Kamrup district
Family :Mimosaceae
Genus & species : Acacia sp (?)
Habitat: Grows wild on road side.
Habit : Tree, no spine on the surface of the stem   

looks like Leucaena leucocephala


Thank You very much … for ID.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SL%2065.JPG

SL 65 291113: Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Please ID legume shrub with white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.


Should be Leucaena leucocephala….



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_MG_5630_04May15.jpg
Acacia nilotica? ABMAY01/09 : 6 posts by 3 authors.
I found a couple of trees in a hospital compound below Dharamshala. Could this be Babool?
Acacia nilotica (Babool)
Dharamshala, HP
1500m and below

4 May 2015


were these flowers yellow by any chance?


Leucaena leucophloia I hope


Thank you … The flowers were pale white if I remember correctly. I will look to see if I have another photo of the tree.


Laecaena flowers this time only. Acacia nilotica with deep yellow flowers


what would help really is the fruits that dangle

and get brown and disperse seeds

catch them while green and then brown



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC06245.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC06244.JPG
SK104SEP18-1016:ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Sharing some pictures for ID shot on the way to the Vaishno Devi on 27 May 2012 at around 3000 ft.


Similar to Albizia amara but I am unable to confirm without seeing a specimen. Probably introduced in that area.


Leucaena leucocephala (Mimosaceae) to me. Please compare with: /species/a—l/f/fabaceae/leucaena/leucaena-leucocephala


I also feel that it is Leucaena leucocephala.


Yes, this looks like Leucaena leucocephala..


.


Leucaena leucocephala and Lysiloma latisilliqua
Are these species different?
Which one is the plant called as Subabhul planted all over by forest departments?
Any differences?
I was believing that Subabul is Leucaena leucocephala and had posted pictures earlier on the group.

Thanks, …  I agree with you. Not heard of the other name.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Subabool%20-Leucaena%20leucocephala-%20flowers-%20green%20pods%20-%20leaves%20in%20Kolkata%20I%20IMG_4299.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Subabool%20-Leucaena%20leucocephala-%20dried%20pods%20in%20Kolkata%20I%20IMG_4301.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Subabool%20-Leucaena%20leucocephala-%20trunk%20in%20Kolkata%20I%20IMG_4306.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Subabool%20-Leucaena%20leucocephala-%20dried%20pods%20-%20leaves%20at%20canopy%20in%20Kolkata%20I%20IMG_4307.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/subabool_Leucaena-leucocephala_sm%20vhr_17_100408.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala-070409b-.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/100_1007.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala-070409a-.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Leucaena%20leucocephala-070409c-.jpg


on 20/1/07 at Purbasthli in Burdwan distt. in West Bengal & on 15/2/08 in Kolkata; Delhi in the last week of March’08; for last two weeks or so in Delhi- 14/4/08; Sonepat, 7th April 09; Pune- July’10?; As per Trees of Delhi, it flowers in late March: sometimes a second flush after the rains. Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta by Sh. R.K. Chakraverty & S.K.Jain states that it flowers from late spring to end of rainy season (March-September).
Leucaena leucocephala- Subabool, Leucaena, Lead tree, Horse/Wild tamarind, Jumble bean, Ipil ipil or White popinac – indiantreepix | Google Groups Flowering trees of delhi–subabool – indiantreepix | Google Groups Subabul – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Leucaena leucocephala – efloraofindia | Google Groups
(080409SCS-1-3) Leucaena leucocephala – indiantreepix | Google Groups


.
190312::Merrut::Sl. No.-2: Date/Time- 11th March, 2012

Location- Place- Merrut, Uttar Pradesh

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- tree

Height- 2-3metres

Link-

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/9848229


.


170312::Merrut::Sl. No.-2: Date/Time- 11th March, 2012
Location- Place- Merrut, Uttar Pradesh

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- tree

Height- 2-3metres

Link-



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_20190224_155137_HDR.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_20190224_155115_HDR.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_20190224_155109_HDR.jpg

ID requested : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3) – 2 Mb each.

I need your help to identify the species attached to this email.
Date of picture: 24 Feb 2019
Location: Airforce Station, Bakhsi Ka Talab, Lucknow
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Fruit: Dehiscent pod
Habitat: Wild
Plant form: Tree
Height: ~20feet

Leucaena leucocephala ?


are not the leaves/leaflets too large and a varying/different shape than what we see in Leucaena leucocephala ??

Thanks for identifying it as Leucaena leucocephala??
Please find the picture of bark too. I am a little confused between Leucaena leucocephala and Parkia spp. Seeds are very similar to Leucaena leucocephala.
Attachments (1) – 2 Mb.


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_20190608_134844.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG_20190608_134724.jpg
identifying saplings : 5 posts by 3 authors.

I have recently joined this group. I am delighted to read the information already available on this group and am thankful to all who have made this possible.
I have a question:
How to distinguish Albizia lebbeck (Siris) from Leucaena leucocephala  (Subabhul) in sapling/young plants (no flowers or fruits available to tell them apart)?
I have a 2 year old sapling in a pot which I think is Albizia lebbeck as I remember planting the seeds but am not entirely sure. I read that Leucaena leucocephala is an invasive species so want to be sure before planting the sapling in field.
Will be glad to learn.


Main characters
Leaflet pairs less than 5……………………….   A.lebbeck
Leaflets pairs more than 5 (up to 15) ……….L. leucocephala

Please post some pics. of your saplings; could be identified.


Thank you so much. I think mine is not A. Lebbeck.
Attaching a couple of pics.


Yeah, you’re right; both pics. belongs to Leucaena only.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG-20190909-WA0023.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG-20190909-WA0025.jpg
Re: Acacia pennata : 5 posts by 4 authors. 1st three correct images.
I am confused. The first two photos belong to a species which one family belonging meitei tribe(Manipuri) claim to be Acacia pennata and they eat the leaves raw.
I searched on internet and found different seeds being declared as seeds of Acacia pennata.

First picture is Leucaena leucocephala. Third too.

Fourth is seeds of Acacia catechu or A. senegal.


Sorry, …, this isn’t Acacia sp., it’s Leucaena leucocephala,



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0472.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0469.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0468.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0473.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0475.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0478.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0470.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0477.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0474.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0471.JPG

SK 2664 13 July 2020 : 22 posts by 3 authors. 10 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Chalnakhel, Pharping
Date: 13 July 2020
Elevation: 1550 m.

Habitat: Wild


Is it a shrub or a herb ?


About 5/6 ft. tall.


Pl. check for Mimosa

Some Vachellia sp. ??


Fruits look like Mimosa

Did not find any matching in Mimosa! Mimosa has spines in the stem I guess!


Pl. check all the species in the checklist of Nepal.
Also find out which is closest to Mimosa.
Pl. check keys in Flora of Pakistan

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit ??

Yes, these may be young pods.
Pl. check complete details once again.



.


Leucaena leucocephala: 3 high res. images.

Habit: Tree

Location: Rajouri j and k

Family: Fabaceae


ID looks correct.



.

References:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *