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Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth.
Manila-tamarind, Monkey pod

Pithecellobium dulce
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico, Central America and South America; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Pithecellobium dulce available from :

Pithecellobium dulce has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Reported
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Eachus Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Not Native, Naturalized

Pithecellobium dulce has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Pithecellobium dulce has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock

All Images:

Pithecellobium dulce
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge
Pithecellobium dulce
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Cultivated, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge
Pithecellobium dulce
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Roxburgh, W., Plants of the coast of Coromandel, vol. 1: t. 99 (1795) [n.a.]
Pithecellobium dulce
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Beddome, R.H., The flora sylvatica of southern India, vol. 1: t. 188 (1869-1874) [Govindoo]