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Common name

English: Tamarind

German: Tamarinde

Mandarin: 酸豆 (suan dou)

Portuguese: Tamarindo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Tamarindus (1)

            Epithet: indica L. (12)

Synonyms: Tamarindus occidentalis Gaertn., Tamarindus officinalis Hook., Tamarindus umbrosa Salisb.

indica => from or referring in some way to India

occidentalis => western

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

umbrosa => growing in shady places

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red, yellow

External links

Check for Tamarindus indica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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