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  • n. any of several small deciduous trees valued for their dark wood and dense racemes of nectar-rich pink flowers grown in great profusion on arching branches; roots and bark and leaves and seeds are poisonous


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  • Deep-rooted shrubby legumes, such as gliricidia or leucaena, remain green well into the dry season and have high protein contents.

    14 Domestic Rabbit

  • Vanilla in Uganda, pepper in Costa Rica and passionfruit in Sri Lanka all are commonly supported by gliricidia.

    Chapter 10

  • Leafless sticks 0. 5-2 m in length root with ease in almost any soil (Simmonds 1951), making gliricidia a favored tree for fences and boundaries that can be periodically lopped for firewood and animal feed.

    Chapter 10

  • Wide soil and climatic adaptability characterize gliricidia.

    Chapter 10

  • Filipino farmers traditionally have planted gliricidia to supply the fuelwood needed for curing tobacco.

    Chapter 10

  • A traditional African cropping system uses gliricidia as a support plant for yams and then as a fallow crop to rebuild soil fertility (Agboola 1982).

    Chapter 10

  • L. diversifolia produces a lighter shade than gliricidia.

    14: From farm to market

  • Foliage of the tree legumes gliricidia, leucaena, and sesbania as a supplement to napier grass diets for growing goats.

    Chapter 10

  • Evaluations of gliricidia as animal feed for beef and dairy cattle, chickens, sheep and goats have shows promising results.

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  • Filipinos seek old gliricidia stumps for orchid props.

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