Tag Archives: Tamarind

Savoring the Sapindacean Symphony

Sapindaceans. Or so I feel they deserve to be called. Many know them as the family of plants, the Sapindaceae, that gives us rambutans, lychees, longans, ackees, tamarinds, tuckeroos. What would tropical rainforest be without them. They may not be the tallest … Continue reading

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Tamarindus indica (Tamarind) (Fabaceae)

When I first got to Cairns I was struck by the use of Tamarind trees as an ornamental but I needn’t have been too surprised. The Tamarind is a beautiful tree, with Caesalpinoid-type legume flowers. The flowers and buds are … Continue reading

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