Pithecellobium dulce

opiuma, Manila tamarind

  • Family Fabaceae.
  • Native to Mexico through Central America to Venezuela.
  • Uses: sweet pulp from pods edible. In Hawaii historically grown as a honey plant, forage, shade and reforestation in dry areas.
  • Weed Risk Assessment Score: 14 (HIGH RISK) NOT RECOMMENDED for introduction to new areas in Hawaii or the Pacific. Chemical control methods available from Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas.

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