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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Tamarindus indica L.
tamarind
TAIN2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Year Round   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 40
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 50.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 170
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 300
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 39
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 60
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 26
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Winter   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 400
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product No
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 01/27/2021 01:39 AM CST