(Lysiloma bahamensis)


Height : 40 to 60 ft.
Canopy Spread : 30 to 45 ft.

Wild Tamarind grows well in southern Florida and the Keys. It is easily recognized by the numerous small oval shaped leaves giving the branches a feathery appearance. The white flowers are small and inconspicious but emit a strong pleasant fragrance. New leaf growth has a reddish tinge which forms an interesting contrast to the mature dark green foliage. With age the bark of the Wild Tamarind becomes more distinctive forming long plate like segments. The seed pods that form on this tree are brown and about 5 inches long.

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Growth habit

Close-up of leaves

Close-up of bark on mature tree

Seed pods on tree