Lysiloma latisiliquum

wild-tamerind, false tamerind

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

FNPS provides this link to assist users in finding sources for native plants. In doing so, FNPS is not attesting to the accuracy of any information on the FANN webite. Some members of FANN may provide services that do not further the FNPS mission, and this link should not be considered to be an endorsement of any specific nursery, services that it provides that do not support the FNPS mission, or the quality of its products or services.

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-50 (80) ft    Width: 30-50 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Attractive for its lacy foliage.
Considerations: Fallen seed pods are messy, so use in a mulched landscape area.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for Large Orange Sulfur (Phoebis agarithe), Mimosa Yellow (Eurema nise) and Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius).
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, pine rockland in fiire-suppressed areas and near tropical rockland hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Other Comments: It's a legume, so it grows well in poor soil.