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  1. Madras Thorn

    Pithecellobium dulce is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. It is introduced and extensively naturalised in the Caribbean, Florida, Guam and Southeast Asia like Philippines. It is considered an invasive species in Hawaii. It is known by the name "Madras thorn", but it is not native to Madras. The name "Manila tamarind" is misleading, since it is neither closely related to tamarind, nor native to Manila. It is called "seema chintakaya" in Telugu. The name "monkeypod" is more commonly used for the rain tree. Other names include blackbead, sweet Inga, cuauhmochitl, guamúchil / cuamúchil / huamúchil, guamá americano Makham thet Thai: มะขามเทศ, ʻopiuma, kamachile, கோணக்காய்/ கோன புளியங்கா/ கொடுக்காப்புளி kodukkappuli, ದೊರ ಹುಣಸೆ/ಸೀಮೆ ಹುಣಸೆ dora hunase or seeme hunase, વિલાયતી આંબલી vilayati ambli, जंगल जलेबी jungle jalebi or ganga imli, তেঁতুল tetul, seeme hunase, विलायती चिंच vilayati chinch and సీమ చింత seema chinta.

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