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Lysiloma latisiliquum

Lysiloma latisiliquum (L.) Benth.

Bahama Lysiloma, False Tamarind

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Leucaena latisiliqua, Lysiloma bahamense

USDA Symbol: LYLA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Bahama Lysiloma is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), which includes trees, shrubs, herbs, or vines with compound leaves and flowers in clusters.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep




Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lysiloma latisiliquum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lysiloma latisiliquum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lysiloma latisiliquum


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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