Dialium guineense Willd. Leguminosae. Velvet Tamarind.
Tropical Africa. The pod, about the size and form of a filbert, is covered with a black, velvety down, while the farinaceous pulp, which surrounds the seeds, has an agreeably acid taste and is commonly eaten.
Dialium indum Linn. Tamarind Plum.
Java. The plant has a delicious pulp, resembling that of the tamarind but not quite so acid.
Dialium ovoideum Thw.
Ceylon. The fruits are sold in the bazaars. They have an agreeable, acid flavor.