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Acacia frondosa, Acacia glauca, Acacia leucocephala, Leucaena glauca, Mimosa glauca, Mimosa leucocephala
Jumbay, White leadtree, white popinac
Leucaena leucocephala is a small, fast-growing mimosoid tree native to southern Mexico and northern Central America (Belize and Guatemala), but is 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. L. leucocephala is used for a variety of purposes, such as firewood, fiber and livestock fodder.
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