Madre de Cacao (Gliricidia sepium), a fast-growing tree of Central America, it was planted by the Aztecs to provide shade for cacao plantations. That application is the source of the common name Madre de Cacao. Over the centuries, it has also come to be used to shade coffee, tea and vanilla plants.
The true species has pink blossoms, while a cultivar ‘Alba’ has white blossoms. They are both currently blooming in S. Florida with masses of pea like flowers.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has these trees in stock.