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Abstract

Registration of Hawaiian Giant K8 Leucaena.

Abstract

Derived in Hawaii from seeds of PI263695, Hawaiian Giant K8 is a self pollinating variety of L. latisiliqua; it combines vegetative vigour with aggressive arboreal growth. It is being grown in the Philippines for charcoal and fuel, and in Hawaii as a fast-growing, deep-rooted, wind break. When harvested for forage every eight to twelve weeks Hawaiian Giant K8 has produced much higher yields than other common tropical strains.