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Pithecellobium dulce (Manila Tamarind)

Pithecellobium dulce (Manila Tamarind)


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Pithecellobium dulce, commonly known as Manila Tamarind, Madras Thorn, Monkeypod Tree, Foni Helen'beli or Camachile, is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Pacific Coast and adjacent highlands of Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. It is also sometimes known as Monkeypod, but that name is also used for several other plants, including Samanea saman. It is an introduced species and extensively naturalized in the Caribbean and Florida, as well as the Philippines and Guam via the Manila galleons. It has also been introduced to Thailand and South Asia. It is considered an invasive species in Hawaii.

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