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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Post a comment about this plant. False Tamarinds are very nearly acacias, and in the past were considered to be acacias. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize lysikoma plants.

Cultivated occurrences are not mapped.

G1 – Critically imperiled globally because of extreme rarity 5 or fewer occurrencesor very few remaining acres, or miles of stream or especially vulnerable to extinction because of some factor of its biology. This is mainly those species which are now excluded from flora for various reasons. Louise’s very interesting page with more info is at http: It is actually a pretty soothing sound during high winds – almost sounds like a driving rain.

Based on vouchered plant specimens from wild populations.

This is a medium to large tree lysipoma is native to the coastal and tropical hammocks, keys, and sunny sites of far southern Florida Miami-Dade, Monroe and Collier counties, including Everglades National Parkthe West Indies and the Caribbean. This numeric rank provides the relative rarity for each species based on a scale from 1 very rare to 5 common. All – An All search will combine the list of counties to exclude with a Boolean And.


Lysiloma latisiliquum 100 Gal

America and the Caribbean. Lectotypified by de Wit, Taxon Acacia latisiliqua Acacia latisiliqua Linnaeus Willdenow, Sp.

Lysiloma bahamensis Lysiloma bahamensis Bentham, London J. For example, matching the full name exactly in a Scientific Name search for Piptochaetium avenacioides may be difficult, but strings of either tium aven or avenaci or m avenac or pipto will all result in very small lists of matches. Though its feathery leaves look like those of numerous other acacia-like tree species found here, at this time of year Tsalam is easy to recognize because of its large, flat, legumes with enlarged edges along both sides and, most conspicuously, the odd manner by which the legumes’ dark covering flakes off, making the pods look faded and abused, as shown below:.

The bark is smooth and light gray in young trees, becoming dark brown peeling in large scales as the tree ages. Many perennials may not be mature enough to bloom during its first year. Because of its tap root it is not suitable for container growth. Not for the casual reader. GNA – Species for which a rank is not applicable.

SH – Historically known from the state, but not seen in the past 15 years. Plants that perform their entire lifecycle within a single growing season.

Fast growth rate Low tolerance for salt water Low tolerance for salt wind. The bark can be stored for a few days and still be effective.

Empty pods may remain on the tree until the next season. Now containing plants. At the top of this page you see a close-up of its flower bunches, which are pure white when they first develop but fade to yellowish after a day or so. Category I – Species that are invading and disrupting native plant communities in Florida.


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latisiliuum View a List of All Ecological Communities. The vascular plants include all seed-bearing plants the gymnosperms and angiosperms and the pteridophytes including the ferns, lycophytes, and horsetails. The leaves of this species are small and are characteristic of the Tamarinds and members of lydiloma Lead Tree family. Searching using “snake root” will yield no results due to the extra space, but searching “snake” will generate a short list of plants with the word “snake” in the common name.

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

I understand that the main differences are technical features of the legume-type fruits. All roots, stems, and leaves die at the end of the growing season. Now it’s also flowering here in the central Yucatan, but I’m noticing small differences between our trees and those on the coast.

Flowers are larisiliquum fragrant and attract butterflies and bees. 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.

In fact, False Tamarind’s flowers and leaves are so similar to those of acacias that I don’t know why the two genera are separated, and some experts have wondered that, too.

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