General Information. Lysiloma latisiliquum is a moderately fast growing, deciduous tree with an open, spreading crown that can reach a height of 4 – 20 metres[. Last year at this same time, on the northern Yucatan coast at Río Lagartos, I reported on flowering False Tamarind, Lysiloma latisiliquum {see next section}. Common Names: Wild Tamarind. Family: Fabaceae. Habit: Lysiloma latisiliquum grows as a medium to large tree up to 20 m in height with a trunk to 1 m in.

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The ones here seem to be the more commonly encountered type. Lysiloma latisiliquum 7 Gal Call. The bark can be stored for a laatisiliquum days and still be effective. Many perennials may not be mature enough to bloom during its first year. The tree grows in well-drained limestone soils; it needs pruning to give it a strong structure.

S4 – Apparently secure in the state. The wild tamarind is a medium to large-sized tree, typically about 40 feet tall, with a single short trunk or multiple trunks. Because of its tap root it is not suitable for container growth. Lysiloma latisiliquum Gal Call.

Category II – Species that have shown a potential to disrupt native plant communities. The leaves of this species are small and are characteristic of the Tamarinds and members of the Lead Tree family.

Lysiloma Species, False Tamarind, Singing Beans, Wild Tamarind

G1 – Critically imperiled globally because of extreme rarity 5 or fewer occurrencesor very few remaining acres, or miles of stream or especially vulnerable to extinction because of some factor of its biology. Mimosa latisiliqua Linnaeus G3 – Imperiled globally because of rarity 6 – 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors.


GH – Historically known, with the expectation that it might be rediscovered. Without data, Swainson s. Though its feathery leaves look like those of numerous other acacia-like tree species found here, at this time of year Tsalam is easy to recognize because of its large, flat, legumes with enlarged edges along both sides and, most conspicuously, the odd manner by which the legumes’ dark covering flakes off, making the pods look faded and abused, as shown below:.

Once it has bloomed and set seed, the plant dies. S2 – Typically 6 to 20 occurrences, few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable in the state. View this plant in a garden. For example, matching the full name exactly in a Scientific Name search for Piptochaetium avenacioides may be difficult, but strings of either tium aven or avenaci or m avenac or pipto will all result in very small lists of matches. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

Lysiloma latisiliquum – Wikipedia

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. The Biblioteca Digital de la Medicina Tradicional Mexicana says that traditionally Tsalam’s leaves have been roasted and pound into a powder to apply to sores and wounds.

Fabaceae fab-AY-see-ee Info Genus: S1 – Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology making it especially vulnerable in the state. The tree grows in well-drained limestone soils; it needs pruning to give it a strong structure.


Seed pods and leaves Photograph by: The tree is strong and can resist harsh winds. This is mainly those species lagisiliquum are now excluded from flora for various reasons.

Latiailiquum spelling is necessary for desired results, but because this function is a string search the full name need not be entered. Intro paragraph to be provided by New York. Plant species that are not expected to be seen in wetlands. In contrast lysilomaa the vascular plants, the gametophyte haploid generation of bryophytes constitutes the larger plant form, while the small sporophyte diploid generation grows on or within the gametophyte and depends upon it for nutrition.

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Flowers are slightly fragrant and attract butterflies and bees. The tree is strong and can resist harsh winds.

Contact Submit an Article Advertise. Bryophytes lack the specialized tissues xylem and phloem that circulate water and dissolved nutrients in the vascular plants.

Post a comment about this plant. Fast growth rate Low tolerance for salt water Low tolerance for salt wind.

The fungal component of a lichen absorbs water and nutrients from the surroundings and provides a suitable environment for the alga or cyanobacterium. These live protected among the dense fungal hyphae and produce carbohydrates for the fungus by photosynthesis.