Tamarindillo - Acacia choriophylla
Native to southern Florida, including the Keys, this Acacia also grows in the Bahamas and Cuba. Unlike many acacia species, it lacks spines. Often a shrub, it can reach 30 feet in height, with a trunk nearly a foot in diameter. The bark has whitish fissures. Iin Florida it grows most commonly in the habitat between hammocks and coastal mangroves. The leaves are bipinnately compound and up to seven inches in length; there are 6-10 leaflets in each segment. They are dark green and small. The flowers are yellow and borne in dense clusters; the fruit is a pod.