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Common name:
Madras Thorn, Manila Tamarind
Regional name:
Marathi - Vilaiti Chinch, Hindi - Jungle Jalebi
Trees, Fruit Plants, Shrubs
Leguminosae or Fabaceae or Pea family

I. Introduction

A. Botanical Information

  • Scientific name: Pithecellobium dulce
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Common names: Madras Thorn, Manila Tamarind, Sweet Inga, and Camachile

B. Origin and Distribution

  • Native to Central and South America
  • Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions across Asia

C. Characteristics

  • Deciduous tree with a spreading crown
  • Grows up to 15-20 meters in height
  • Compound leaves with 2-4 pairs of leaflets
  • Flowers: White or pale pink, fragrant
  • Fruit: Pod-like, 10-15 cm long, with a sweet pulp

II. Plantation

A. Propagation

  • Seed germination
  • Cuttings
  • Air layering

B. Soil Requirements

  • Well-drained, loamy to sandy soil
  • Tolerates a wide range of pH levels (5-8)

C. Planting Time

  • Late spring to early summer

III. Growing

A. Sunlight Requirements

  • Full sun to partial shade

B. Watering

  • Moderate, allowing soil to dry between waterings

C. Fertilizing

  • Apply balanced, slow-release fertilizer during growing season

D. Pruning

  • Prune to maintain shape and remove dead or diseased branches

IV. Care

A. Pests and Diseases

  • Monitor for aphids, whiteflies, and caterpillars
  • Watch for fungal and bacterial infections

B. Cold Hardiness

  • Not cold-hardy; protect from frost and freezing temperatures

V. Benefits

A. Nutritional Value

  • Rich in vitamins A, C, and K
  • Good source of minerals, such as calcium, iron, and potassium

B. Culinary Uses

  • Sweet pulp consumed fresh or used in desserts and beverages
  • Seeds can be roasted and eaten

C. Medicinal Uses

  • Traditionally used to treat digestive issues, inflammation, and skin conditions

D. Ornamental Value

  • Attractive landscape tree for tropical and subtropical gardens

E. Ecological Benefits

  • Nitrogen-fixing species; improves soil fertility
  • Provides habitat and food source for birds and other wildlife