Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd.
Synonym                    : Poiciana coriaria Jacq.
Family                        : Caesalpinioideae
Local Names              : American sumac
Flowering and fruiting period: September – March

Distribution: Native of the West Indies and Central America; now widely introduced in the Asian countries
Habitat: Planted as avenue tree
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Endemic: No
Uses: Red dye yielding, tannin source, firewood    
Key Characters: Trees; branchlets warty. Leaves bipinnate, alternate; stipules minute; rachis, slender, pulvinate; pinnae 8-16 pairs, subopposite , slender, pubescent; leaflets 24-44, sessile, opposite. Flowers bisexual, creamy, in axillary and terminal panicles; calyx tube campanulate, short; petals 5, ovate-orbicular, clawed subequal; stamens 10, declinate; filaments subequal , basally villous; ovary half inferior, stipitate , glabrous; style suberect; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod; twisted.