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Title: Gum and Insecticide/Fungicide
Issue Date: Jun-2004
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: <b>Gum-</b><b><i>Leucaena latisiliqua</i></b> <b>(Linn.) Gillis</b> syn<i>. L. leucocephala</i> (Lamk) de Wit, <i>L.</i> <i>glauca </i>Benth. is commonly known as Lead Tree and in Hindi- <i>Subabul</i> or <i>Vilaitibaral</i>. It is a fast-growing shrub or a small tree up to 9 m. Flowers small, whitish or pale yellow, in globose heads appear during April – August. Fruit dark brown straight, flat, 15-20 seeded pod; seeds dark brown, small. The plants are found throughout the plains up to 500 m.<br><br> <b>Insecticide/Fungicide-</b>Several essential oils obtained from plants have shown success in plant disease control and are proved to be harmless and non-phytotoxic unlike chemical fungicides.
Description: 179-181
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.3(3) [May-June 2004]

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