Pithecellobium dulce, Jungle JalebI or Madras Thorn 2.5 – 3.0m

2.5 – 3.0m overall height in plastic nursery pot.

Max Height: 10-12m

Spread: 3-8m

Origin: C. N. South America

Family: Mimosaceae

Common Name: Manilla Tamarind, Madras Thorn

Flower Colour: White

Drought Tolerance: High

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

Sun Tolerance: High

Wind Tolerance: Medium

Water Requirement: Low

PH level: Basic

Pest Tolerance: High

Disease Tolerance: High

Growth Rate: Fast

Fragrance: No




Pithecellobium dulce

Pithecellobium dulce is Small to medium tree, the trunk spiny; leaves bipinnate, each pinna with a single pair of leaflets; stipules spinose; leaflets asymmetric, ovate-oblong, mostly a little over 2 cm long or up to 4 cm long, longer than the petiole; flowers greenish-white, fragrant, sessile in dense heads; calyx grayish-puberulent; stigma minute, capitate; pod irregularly swollen, twisted strongly, up to 12 cm long but seemingly shorter because of coiling, usually 6-8-seeded; pod with an inner sweetish white edible pulp (the funicules).


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Dimensions 2.5 cm