species mapping

species mapping


Tamarindus indica L.


Scientific name: Tamarindus indica L., Fabaceae

Familia:  Fabaceae

Origin:  Brazil.

popular names: tamarind, tamarind, tamarind and jubaí.

Natural occurrence:  Equatorial Africa and India.

Features: It is a common tree in tropical countries. Very decorative, its height can reach 25 meters. Despite not being native to the Northeast, due to its great adaptation, the tamarind tree is considered a typical fruit plant in the region.

Usage: the tamarind tree is considered a multipurpose tree. It is a source of wood, fruit, seeds, animal fodder. In the pharmaceutical industry, tamarind finds use in laxative preparations and flavorings.