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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In fact, False Tamarind’s flowers and leaves are so similar to those of acacias that I don’t know why the two genera are separated, and some latosiliquum have wondered that, too.

Many latsiiliquum may not be mature enough to bloom during its first year. Because of its tap root it is not suitable for container growth. 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.

Lysiloma latisiliquum

G5 – Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. I understand that the main differences are technical features of the legume-type fruits. Lectotypified by de Wit, Taxon Without data, Swainson s. Any correct part of a taxon name can be entered and a choice of the correct one made from the small list of resulting matches.

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.


These species may become ranked as Category I, but have not yet demonstrated disruption of natural Florida communities. A similar example in a Common Name search is Virginia snakeroot.

Lysiloma Species, False Tamarind, Singing Beans, Wild Tamarind

Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands. It is a natural mordant.

Any – An Any search will combine the list of counties to include with a Boolean Or. Any of various plants that have the vascular tissues xylem and phloem.

Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus. Perennial wildflowers re-grow each season from overwinter root material.

False Tamarind, Lysiloma latisiliquum

These ranks carry no legal weight. Searching using “snake root” will yield no results due to the extra space, but searching “snake” will generate a short list of plants with the word “snake” in the common name. Now containing plants. Only plant populations vouchered by specimens deposited in Index Herbariorum http: Category I – Species that are invading and disrupting native plant communities in Florida. The green-brown to greenish-brownish small to medium usually small seedpods are often found.

The tree also is used for asthma and coughs in general, but it’s not said how. Bryophytes generally live on land but are mostly found in moist environments, for they have free-swimming sperm that require water for transport. Contact Submit an Article Advertise.

Atlas of Florida Plants http: G2 – 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.


Mimosa latisiliqua Linnaeus Fabaceae fab-AY-see-ee Info Genus: American Heritage Science Dictionary. This is a medium to large tree that is native to the coastal and tropical hammocks, keys, and sunny sites of far southern Florida Miami-Dade, Monroe and Collier counties, including Everglades National Parkthe West Indies and the Caribbean.

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Each species’ global rank is determined by NatureServe. Down here even the most informed field workers are still struggling to figure out what’s what latisiiliquum the natural world, so documentation like this really has some value for them.

Seeds are eaten by beetles and used for propagation.

The white to greenish flowers attract pollinating insects. Seeds are eaten by beetles and used for propagation. G4 – 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.

This definition does not rely on the economic severity or geographic range of the problem, ltaisiliquum on the documented ecological damage caused. Identifying species that appear as waifs or only periodically appear in the flora for a few seasons. The bark is smooth and light gray in young trees, becoming dark brown peeling in large scales as the tree ages. The global rank reflects the species worldwide rarity.

Another difference might lysiloka shown below:.