tamarindus meaning

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Noun: Tamarindus
  1. Widely cultivated tropical trees originally of Africa
    - genus Tamarindus

Type of: rosid dicot genus

Part of: Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, legume family, Leguminosae, pea family

Encyclopedia: Tamarindus

A plant genus of the family FABACEAE known for its sour fruit.


  1. The caterpillars generally feed on Fabaceae, such as tamarind " Tamarindus indica ".
  2. The larvae feed on mosses or lichen growing on trees, but they have also been found on the leaves of " Tamarindus " and " Eugenia " species.
  3. Along the west coast of South India, " G . gummi-gutta " is popularly termed " Malabar tamarind ", and shares culinary uses with the tamarind ( " Tamarindus indica " ).
  4. The principal trees of the riverine forest include Acacia elatior, Ficus sycamorus, Garcinia livingstonei, Mimusops fruticosa and Tamarindus indica, while the surrounding scrub consists of more stunted Acacia nilotica with a dense undergrowth of herbs and tall grasses.
  5. Vm8 10  the formula of " Tamarindus indica "; bract and petaloid bracteoles; monosymmetric calyx of three and two petaloid sepals; monosymmetric corolla of three and two reduced petals; two whorls of stamens, the outer monosymmetric from three fused and two reduced stamens, the inner of 4 reduced and 1 lost stamen; monosymmetric gynoecium of 1 carpel with superior ovary; marginal placentation with 8 10 ovules per gynoecium.

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