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Leucaena in Reunion Island

Tassin J., Rivière J.N., Quilici S., Gauvin J.. 1998. Leucnet News (5) : p. 26-28.

Leucaena leucocephala, introduced into Reunion Island between 1820-1830, has been widely used as a fodder plant for some thirty years. The species, which profits by a local scarcity of current fires and a general decrease of the pasture, is now stretching over the zones of low altitude, in the lee-side of the island. As a plant invader, and owing to the fact that it makes up a host-plant for crop-devastating thrips, the species is mainly considered today as noxious on that island. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : distribution géographique; population végétale; mauvaise herbe; leucaena leucocephala; réunion

Thématique : Mauvaises herbes et désherbage

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