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  • n. small genus of tropical evergreen trees or shrubs having pods like those of the acacia


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  • If you have one variety of a species that is particularly desirable, e.g. a particular kind of leucaena, it is especially likely that it has a limited genetic pool to call upon in time of need.

    8: Plant protection and pest control

  • The name "leucaena" is the accepted international name for this one species, but it is also the name of the genus that includes at least 9 other species.

    Chapter 3

  • This is important because such acid soils are widespread in the tropics and is an attribute that distinguishes mangium from some other leguminous trees such as leucaena, which require a pH above 5.5.

    Chapter 4

  • Instead, mangium should be incorporated into trials with fastgrowing tropical trees such as leucaena, Pinus caribaea,

    Chapter 3

  • C The aristolochia vine grown on the branches of others trees (such as leucaena), to feed caterpillar larvae.

    4 Operating a Butterfly Farm

  • Instead, calliandra should be incorporated into trials with tropical multipurpose species such as leucaena and mangium.

    1 Introduction and Summary

  • Operating a pilot plant based on current technology and planting fast-growing species of trees for biomass (such as leucaena or eucalyptus) as potential sources of renewable lignocellulose feedstock will enable organizational and management requirements to be identified in practice.

    3 Ethanol Production

  • Many of these stews make creative use of the sparse natural resources at hand, including colorín en pipián, which uses the bright red blossoms of the colorín (erythrina) tree in a typically seed-based Pueblan pipián, and guasmole, which uses the garlicky-tasting seeds found in the pods of the guaje (leucaena) tree.

    Culinary travel in the Mixteca Poblana: The avocado route

  • If you jump into the greenhouse-offset business, what you might plant is leucaena, a rapidly growing tree species suited to the tropics that metabolizes carbon dioxide faster than most trees.

    Global Warming: Who Loses—and Who Wins?

  • Today, they have flourishing rows of leucaena trees and corn.



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