Dialium indum indum

Dialium indum Linnaeus var. indum

Leaves: Leaflets ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, subcoriaceous, apex usually ong acuminate to cuspidate, nerves and reticulations distinct but slighly raised.

Thailand, southern part; Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java.

Low, well-drained flat country and hills, sometimes in swampy areas including peat swamp (Whitmore, 1972: 260), up to c. 1150 m altitude.

Flowering throughout the year, peaks from Februari to June; fruiting peaks in May, August, and October.

1. Dialium cochinchinense Pierre, a continental species, was recorded as cultivated in some villages in Peninsular Malaysia (Whitmore, 1972), but Rojo (1996: 612) did not come across any material.
2. Merrill (1917: 257) interpreted Tamarindus altera Rumphius (Herb. Amboin. 2 (1741) 93) as the present species.
3.The type specimen of D. laurinum (= Dialium indum ) is intermediate between the two varieties.