|Etymology||Genus||After Hymen, Greek god of marriage; in reference to the twin leaflets|
|Species||After the common name of the timber|
|Common Names||West Indian Locust Tree|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||Tropical America|
Hymenaea courbaril is a large cultivated tree that is sparingly found in parks. The trunk is smooth and the compound leaves consists of two sickle-shaped leaflets. The bean-shaped pods have a tough covering, which has a foul stench in the interior.
Huge form of the West Indian Locust Tree in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Sickle-shaped bifoliate leaves.
Smashed fruit showing the pulp.