EPPO Global Database

Tamarindus indica(TAMIN)

Code created in: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: TAMIN
  • Preferred name: Tamarindus indica
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Origin possibly in Madagascar, but already widely disseminated as a spice in ancient times. On this basis, now introduced in southern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China, most of Africa (except southwest), USA (southern), Mexico, Caribbean, South America (Venezuela to Peru), New Guinea, Australia (Western)

Common names
Name Language
Indian date English
Indian tamarind English
tamarind English
tamarind tree English
indischer Tamarindenbaum German
dakhar French
tamarin French
tamarinier d'Inde French
tamarindo Spanish
tamarindo Italian
tamarindeboom Dutch
tamarindeiro Portuguese
tambarina Portuguese
suān dòu Chinese
酸豆 Chinese
imali Hindi
इमली Hindi
asam jawa Indonesian