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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Tamarindus indica L.
Tamarind

Tamarindus indica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Asia; 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

Comments: For images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

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: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed areas from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  Widely cultivated and occasionally naturalized throughout the Florida Keys.

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Tamarindus indica has been reported from the following 12 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Assumed to be Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




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


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Tamarindus indica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Tamarindus indica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley