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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

Other data on Pithecellobium dulce available from :


Pithecellobium dulce has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized




Pithecellobium dulce has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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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]