This attractive tree has clusters of yellow flowers that are followed by an abundance of dark red fruit to around 2.5cm long. The rich, sweet flesh has a texture similar to peanut butter. The fruit can be eaten fresh or made into milk shakes.
This plant has peeling, light tan bark that forms as extremely thin sheets, papery, and the layers exfoliate in large sheets. As the bark ages, it turns charcoal, but most often the bark is peeled away before that occurs.
This slender tree is crowned with large velvety leaves when young. The fruit of Native Tamarind is yellow-brown and hairy. The flesh is a yellow-orange colour, is sour but pleasant, and has been used in making jams. Bird attracting.