Friday, July 24, 2009

Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind)

Tamarind, height :  12 m (40 ft)

Small tree (topiary) : 3 m (10 ft) tall

Local names : Imli, Asam (Javanese Asam), Sampaloc, Tentul, Loan tze, Makham, Tamarindo.
Family : Fabaceae.

Tamarindus Indica is native to India and tropical Africa. This plant widely distributed throughout the tropical Africa, south Asia, Taiwan , South China as well as tropical America. It is a large tree growing up to 20 m tall.