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A Vietnamese bonsai from the Ha Noi Association of Ornamental Creatures exhibiting at the Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), Hanoi, Vietnam. This plant is a tamarind. The Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is the only species of the genus Tamarindus in the family Fabaceae. It is a tropical tree, native to eastern Africa, including parts of the Madagascar dry deciduous forests. It grows wild throughout the Sudan but has now been introduced into most of tropical Asia as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.

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