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Leucaena leucocephala is a species of small Mimosoid tree that is native to southern Mexico and northern Central America (Belize and Guatemala) but now naturalized throughout the tropics. Common names include White Leadtree, Jumbay, and White Popinac. The specific name is derived from the Greek words λευκό, meaning "white", and κέφαλος, meaning "head", referring to its flowers. It is known as Subabool in India. L. leucocephala is used for a variety of purposes, such as firewood, fiber and livestock fodder.
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1. low scrubby tree of tropical and subtropical North America having white flowers tinged with yellow resembling mimosa and long flattened pods
(synonym) lead tree, white popinac, Leucaena leucocephala
(member-holonym) Leucaena, genus Leucaena
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