Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) De Wit

Frost-tender, spineless shrub with leaves composed of up 6 or more pairs of pinnae, each composed 15 or more pairs of leaflets, and yellow-tinged white flowers in summer.  To 3m.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Don describes Acacia glauca as being possibly the same as Acacia leucocephala except that it has a narrower and longer bean.  Introduced to Britain as Acacia glauca in 1690 [PD] and as Acacia leucocephala in 1812 [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.9/1850].


Acacia glauca Ser. (1849) = Acacia glaucescens Cels. 

Published Nov 20, 2009 - 05:02 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:25 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

South America

  • Acacia leucocephala Link.
  • Mimosa leucocephala Lam.
  • Acacia glauca Moench
  • Leucaena glauca (Willd.) Benth.
  • Mimosa glauca L. 
Common Name

White popinac

Name in the Camden Park Record

Acacia glauca 

Confidence level high