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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Pithecellobium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Mimosoideae

Two species cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002). Two species listed by Glen are now placed with Archidendron and the other with Pararchidendron.

Pithecellobium dulce (Madras thorn, Manila tamarind)

Native from Mexico to Venezuela.


Pithecellobium unguiscati (Black jessie)

Native from Mexico to Venezuela.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.