Invasive Species Compendium

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Tamarindus indica
(Indian tamarind)

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Tamarindus indica (Indian tamarind)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Tamarindus indica
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Indian tamarind
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Charcoal
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Shade and shelter
  • Windbreak

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
TitleMature tree bearing fruit
Caption
CopyrightH.P.M. Gunasena
Mature tree bearing fruitH.P.M. Gunasena
Twigs illustrating compound pinnate leaves and fruits.
TitleTwigs, foliage, fruits
CaptionTwigs illustrating compound pinnate leaves and fruits.
CopyrightH.P.M. Gunasena
Twigs illustrating compound pinnate leaves and fruits.
Twigs, foliage, fruitsTwigs illustrating compound pinnate leaves and fruits.H.P.M. Gunasena
Illustrating flowers, fruit and leaves.
TitleLine artwork
CaptionIllustrating flowers, fruit and leaves.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
Illustrating flowers, fruit and leaves.
Line artworkIllustrating flowers, fruit and leaves.PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Tamarindus indica L.

Preferred Common Name

  • Indian tamarind

Other Scientific Names

  • Tamarindus occidentalis Gaertn.
  • Tamarindus officinalis Hook.

International Common Names

  • English: tamarind
  • Spanish: tamarindo
  • French: tamarinier
  • Portuguese: tambarina

Local Common Names

  • Bangladesh: amli
  • Brazil: cedro-mimoso; jabaí; jabao; tamarindeira-da-índia; tamarindeiro; tamarindo; tamarineira; tamarineiro; tamarinha; tamarinheiro; tamarinho
  • Cambodia: 'am' pul; ampil; khoua me
  • Germany: Tamarindenbaum, Indischer
  • India: amali; ambali; ambli; amilam; amli; amlika; andbli; chicha; chinch; chinta; chintachettu; chitz; huli; hunase; hunase-mara; hunse; imli; konya; koya; nuli; puli; pulia-maram; shintachettu; tamrulhindi; tenthuli; tentili; tentul; tentuli; tetai; tetul; tetuli; tintiri; tintul
  • Indonesia: asam jawa; assam; tambaring
  • Laos: khaam; mak kham
  • Malaysia: asam jawa
  • Myanmar: magyee; majee-pen
  • Netherlands: tamarindeboom
  • Pakistan: imli
  • Philippines: kalamagi; salomagi; sampalok
  • Sri Lanka: siyambala
  • Thailand: bakham; makham; somkham
  • Vietnam: me; trai me

EPPO code

  • TAMIN (Tamarindus indica)

Trade name

  • tamarind

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Faboideae
  •                                 Genus: Tamarindus
  •                                     Species: Tamarindus indica

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Shade and shelter
  • Windbreak

Fuels

  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Fruits
  • Honey/honey flora
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Charcoal

Furniture

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • For light construction

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Tool handles
  • Turnery