EPPO Global Database

Pithecellobium dulce(PIFDU)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

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

Notes

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, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China (including Taiwan), Indochina, Malesia, 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)