Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd. (Syn: Caesalpinia thomaea Spreng.; Libidibia coriaria (Jacq.) Schltdl.; Poinciana coriaria Jacq.);
ses-al-PIN-ee-uh — named for Andreas Caesalpini, Italian botanist … Dave’s Botanary
koh-ree-AY-ree-uh — Latin corium (leather) and refers to some species that are used in tanning … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: American sumac, cascalote, divi divi • Gujarati: લીણી લીબી lini libi • Kannada: ಡಿವಿಡಿವಿ dividivi, ಸೀಮೆ ಅಲ್ಡೆಕಾಯಿ seeme aldekayi, ವಿಲಾಯತೀ ಅಲ್ಡೆಕಾಯಿ ಮರ vilayati aldekayi mara • Malayalam: ഡിവി ഡിവി divi divi • Marathi: दिवी दिवी divi divi, लिबी डिबी libi dibi • Odia: ଡିବିଡିବି dibi-dibi • Tamil: கோணவேல் kona-vel, திவிதிவி tivi-tivi • Telugu: దివిదివితుమ్మ dividivithumma • Tulu: ದಿವಿದಿವಿ dividivi • Urdu: سماق summaq
Native to: Mexico, Caribbean, tropical South America; widely cultivated in tropics
Species Id – DKV 121010 – 1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Mhow Dist Indore Madhya Pradesh
I saw this tree in the compound of an old British era bungalow. My friend whose parents live there tells me that this is a Japanese tree
Caesalpinia coriaria, or Dividivi.
I agree with … id.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Caesalpinia coriaria at VJBU:
Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd.
ses-al-PIN-ee-uh — named for Andreas Caesalpini, Italian botanist
koh-ree-AY-ree-uh — Latin corium (leather) and refers to some species that are used in tanning
Aug 1, 2010 … at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Caesalpinia coriaria- in Mumbai:
Seen this tree at “Veer Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai“.
Bot. name: Caesalpinia coriaria
Common Name: Divi-divi.
yes again an exotic tree, now many gardens looking for this lovely tree.. an old specimens of this tree is standing in Thane..
You got the flowers too. Great.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd. @ VJBU, Mumbai: Posting some additional views of Caesalpinia coriaria from Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
A great set of pictures …
…Certain images are of sub-optimal quality but given the paucity of images of this species decided to post them
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.Definitely Acacia but sp. yet to confirmed.
There is no photo of its flower.
Location: NBNP, Anaikatti, Coimbatore
It looks like ‘divi-divi’, Caesalpinia coriaria.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) – Bangalore – Caesalpinia coriaria – Divi Divi Tree:
It grows up to 30 ft tall, often much less. Its shape is very contorted in its native exposed coastal sites. In other environments it grows into a low dome shape with a clear sub canopy space. Leaves are double-compound, with 5-10 pairs of side-stalks, each with 15-25 pairs of leaflets. The individual leaflets are 7 mm long and 2 mm broad. Divi-Divi flowers during the warm weather, but the flowers are not very showy. They are yellow in color. The fruit is a twisted pod 5 cm long.
Divi-divi is the national tree of Curaçao and is very popular in Aruba where it is also called “watapana“. On these islands this tree is never straight because of the coastal winds.
Caesalpinia coriara – 201214 – RK – 3 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Caesalpinia coriaria Vetal Tekdi Pune : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Observed this Caesalpinia coriaria flowering for last fortnight on Vetal Tekdi.
lovely post … good fotographs
TSPNOV2015-42: Images of Caesalpinia coriaria (Fabaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Caesalpinia coriaria (Fabaceae)
Habit: Medium sized tree
Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest..
Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl and 800 msl respectively
Date:14-06-2014 and 20-10-2014
very nice. pods? i guess develop a little later?
GRAM 2016 – Caesalpinia coriaria? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (20)
I think matches with images at Caesalpinia coriaria
Yes, the divi-divi tree!
Caesalpinia coriaria :: Puducherry :: 16 OCT 19 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 7 images.
Puducherry near sea coast
Date: October 16, 2019 … Altitude range: about 0 – 3 m (0 – 10 feet) asl
Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd.
yes. beautiful pictures. i thought it was an american tree
a question. does indian botany keep track of what plant or tree was imported when into the country ???
ID is correct. Common in Puduchery & Tamil Nadu. According to Wikipedia it is rechristened as Libidibia coriaria. But I do not know the correctness of the name. This is one of the tanniferous plants called Divi-Divi. Beautiful rather high quality leather are produced using the fruit extract. Kannada name: Alde kaayi, divi-divi . Divi Divi in Tamil.
The pictures are superb !
Thanks … Yes, an exotic plant, found planted may be for its curious looking pods, and ornamental feather leaves.
Not sure if there is any account maintained about exotics in our country.
Thanks very much … Just checked the status of name. It is an accepted name, and Libidibia coriaria (Jacq.) Schltdl. is a synonym – as per taxonomical sites.
Thanks for the information and local names.
Names of Plants in India :: Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd. : 1 post by 1 author. 1 image.
¿ li-BEE-di-BEE-uh ? — derived from the popular Caribbean name of the plant, libi-dibi
koh-ree-AY-ree-uh — Latin corium (leather); refers to some species that are used in tanning … Dave’s Botanarycommonly known as: American sumac, cascalote, divi divi • Gujarati: લીણી લીબી lini libi • Kannada: ಡಿವಿಡಿವಿ dividivi, ಸೀಮೆ ಅಲ್ಡೆಕಾಯಿ seeme aldekayi, ವಿಲಾಯತೀ ಅಲ್ಡೆಕಾಯಿ ಮರ vilayati aldekayi mara • Konkani: लिबी डिबी libi dibi • Malayalam: ഡിവി ഡിവി divi divi • Marathi: दिवी दिवी divi divi, लिबी डिबी libi dibi • Odia: ଡିବିଡିବି dibi-dibi • Tamil: கோணவேல் kona-vel, திவிதிவி tivi-tivi • Telugu: దివిదివితుమ్మ dividivithumma • Tulu: ದಿವಿದಿವಿ dividivi • Urdu: سماق summaqbotanical names: Libidibia coriaria (Jacq.) Schltdl. … synonyms: Caesalpinia coriacea Poit. • Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd. • Caesalpinia thomaea Spreng. • Poinciana coriaria Jacq. … GBIF
Bibliography / etymology
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
~~~~~ GUJARATI ~~~~~
લીણી લીબી lini libi
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಸೀಮೆ ಅಲ್ಡೆಕಾಯಿ seeme aldekayi
ವಿಲಾಯತೀ ಅಲ್ಡೆಕಾಯಿ ಮರ vilayati aldekayi mara
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
लिबी डिबी libi dibi
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
ഡിവി ഡിവി divi divi
दिवी दिवी divi divi, लिबी डिबी libi dibi
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
கோணவேல் kona-vel, திவிதிவி tivi-tivi
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
~~~~~ URDU ~~~~~
~~~~~ x ~~~~~
Names compiled / updated at
During the beginning of my research career in a CSIR lab as a scientist I worked on this very useful tanniferous plant (phyto-chemistry and tanning extract). The pods used in tanning hides and skins. Superb traditional tanning material (pods).
Swamy/New series/ID/23 – ID of the plant Caesalpinia coriaria.: 2 images.
One of my contacts in Chennai has grown the divi-divi plant in a pot. In fact it is a tree. But able to grow well in a pot and also flowered therein. Photographed last week & sent to me for ID. Please confirm/ suggest the ID.
Ornamental tree SN14921: 2 images.
Kindly provide the binomial of this exotic ornamental tree
Libidibia coriaria, (=Caesalpinia coriaria (Dibi dibi)
Yes. It is Divi-Divi
It is one of the tanniferous plants. Pods used in tanning of hides & skins.
Caesalpinia coriaria from Lal Bagh Bangalore-GS03022022: 3 high res. images.
Caesalpinia coriaria photographed from Lal Bagh Bangalore, 29-9-2015
ID is correct. I am familiar with this plant. I worked on it.
I am forwarding herewith the photographs of Divi-divi plant– Caesalpinia coriaria. Photographed on 27th Sept 2022 in CSIR-CFTRI campus, Mysore. This is a rare plant in this part of the region.
This is one of the tanniferous plants used in the tanning industry. I am familiar with this plant as I started my R&D career with tanniferous plants (phytochemical studies). The fruits contain hydrolyasable tannins & used for tanning hides & skins using traditional (herbal) methods.
I will post the pods’ pictures once they develop.
Yes, appears close to images at Caesalpinia coriaria