EPPO Global Database

Pithecellobium dulce(PIFDU)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PIFDU
  • Preferred name: Pithecellobium dulce
  • Authority: (Roxburgh) Bentham


Mexico, Central America, South America (northwest). Planted as a hedge or shade tree. The pods, leaves, seeds and wood find numerous uses. Introduced in Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), tropical Africa (mainly eastern), Madagascar, USA (southern), Caribbean, northeast Brazil, New Guinea

Common names
Name Language
blackbead English
Madras thorn English
manila-tamarind English
anamuchil Spanish (HN)
costeno Spanish (HN)
espino de plaja Spanish (NI)
guamuchil Spanish (HN)
juguay Spanish (GT)
mongollano blanco Spanish (MX)
tamarindeiro-de-Manila Portuguese
vagem-de-macaco Portuguese