TEPEGUAJE Great Lead Tree
Leucaena lveruienta - Mimosaceae, Mimosa Family
Large thorn less tree with thick
trunk, feathery foliage, broad rounded crown.
Height. 40 feet.
Flowers: Sweet scented, creamy-white,
Fruit: 4 to 14-inch-long,
Foliage: Lacy foliage.
Bark: Tan or cinnamon-brown to gray,
darkening with age.
Growth rate: Rapid.
Woodlands near streams and resacas.
Wood is used as lumber and
fence posts. Pioneer, excellent nurse tree for shade-requiring trees; suffers
greatly from freezes; wood is brittle and weak; easily confused with noxious
Popinac (L. leucoce hala).