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Title: Gum and Insecticide/Fungicide
Issue Date: Jun-2004
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Gum-Leucaena latisiliqua (Linn.) Gillis syn. L. leucocephala (Lamk) de Wit, L. glauca Benth. is commonly known as Lead Tree and in Hindi- Subabul or Vilaitibaral. 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.

Insecticide/Fungicide-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.
Page(s): 179-181
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.3(3) [May-June 2004]

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