General Information. Lysiloma latisiliquum is a moderately fast growing, deciduous tree with an open, spreading crown that can reach a height of 4 – 20 metres[. Last year at this same time, on the northern Yucatan coast at Río Lagartos, I reported on flowering False Tamarind, Lysiloma latisiliquum {see next section}. Common Names: Wild Tamarind. Family: Fabaceae. Habit: Lysiloma latisiliquum grows as a medium to large tree up to 20 m in height with a trunk to 1 m in.

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Plant species returned will not be found within at least one of latisipiquum selected counties. American Heritage Science Dictionary. Down here even the most informed field workers are still struggling to figure out what’s what in the natural world, so documentation like this really has some value for them.

NatureServe does not typically rank hybrid species. SNA – Species for which a rank is not applicable. Jump to a section: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. The tree grows in well-drained limestone soils; it needs pruning to give it a strong structure.

This tree is not related to the true tamarind, tamaridus indica. A voucher may be a record of a plant’s occurrence in a particular area, or a specific example of a plant used in a scientific investigation. Empty pods may remain on the tree until the next season.

America and the Caribbean. I understand that the main differences latisiliiquum technical features of the legume-type fruits.

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Perennial wildflowers re-grow each season from overwinter root material. Louise’s very interesting page with more info is at http: The white to greenish flowers attract pollinating insects. Not for the casual reader. Any correct part of a ,atisiliquum name can be entered and a choice of the correct one made from the small list of resulting matches.


Fast growth rate Low tolerance for salt water Low tolerance for salt wind. Category I – Species that are invading and disrupting native plant communities in Florida. It is useful in a wildlife garden o Because of its tap root it is not suitable for container growth.

The leaves of this species are small and are characteristic of the Tamarinds and members of the Lead Tree family. Select the criterion by which you wish to search Scientific name, Genus, Family, etc.

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Flowers are slightly fragrant and attract butterflies and bees. This is mainly those species which are now excluded from flora for various reasons. That’s a bit unusual and not something I recall among the acacias. Forest latisiliquuk Kim Starr. The intended name can then be chosen from any of those lists. Plant species returned will be found within each of the selected counties.

Due to habitat destruction, this useful and wildlife-benefiting native is sadly being threatened in the wild, although it is not yet listed as endangered or threatened by the state of Florida.

Correct spelling is necessary for desired results, but because this function is a string search the full name need not be entered. In landscaping, tamarind has applications as a specimen or shade tree in private or public gardens, at the seaside, as a street tree and for land reclamation.


Now it’s also flowering here in the central Yucatan, but I’m noticing small differences between our trees and those on the coast. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

Any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

The global rank reflects the species worldwide rarity. The wood is dark brown, close-grained hard and resistant. Normally the trees’ branches mingle with branches of other trees and the tree’s form is more or less treelike, but here you can see lysilomq when given a chance in our arid climate, instead of competing with neighbors for resources, it likes to sprawl into open areas.

Lysiloma Species, False Tamarind, Singing Beans, Wild Tamarind Lysiloma latisiliquum

SE – State exotic or non-native. Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non-wetlands FAC: This numeric rank provides the relative rarity for each species based on a scale from 1 very rare to 5 common.

SH – Historically known from the state, but not seen in the past 15 years. All – An All search will combine the list of counties to include with a Boolean And.

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