Tamarindus indica L. Tamarind
Sp.Pl. 1:34 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 25 February 1997

Tree, to 10(-24) m high. Fl. yellow, Dec or Jan to Jun. Cultivated & occasionally naturalised.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell, Pindanland, Roebourne, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Karratha, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 2020

Erect, tree. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, 85-140 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 26-32, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present but early deciduous ( only visible on youngest leaves ). Pedicel present, 5-10 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 5-8 mm long, hairy, not striate. Corolla uniformly coloured, yellow. Fruit indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), 55-85 mm long, 15-26 mm wide, stipitate, constricted between the seeds, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June and December. Occurs in the Northern and Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Pilbara, Northern Kimberley and Dampierland IBRA regions.