Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Tamarindus indica L.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Tamarindus Species: Tamarindus indica L.






Synonym Tamarindus officinalis, Tamarindus occidentalis Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Imli Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Tamarind Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Mange Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit is an indehiscent legume, sometimes called a pod, 12 to 15 cm in length, with a hard, brown shell
Habitat Occurs along stream and riverbanks Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Native of tropical Africa and now it has now spread to Africa, India,Tropical Asia,South America, The West Indies Bark Details Bark rough, fissured and grayish-brown
Distribution in manipur Tengnoupal Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species The tamarind is a long-lived, medium-growth, bushy tree, which attains a maximum crown height of 12 to 18 metres (39 to 59 ft),crown has an irregular, vase-shaped outline of dense foliage Leaf Details The leaves are about 25 cm long with 10-18 pairs of 1 in oblong leaflets

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details