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Tropical or Indian almond

Terminalia catappa


An almond tree with edible, although unripe, nuts. The tree grows up to 115 ft. tall.


Seen on a Pacific bay front, but Indian almond is native to the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and Australia.


This tree was at sea level with a black sand beach.

1 Species ID Suggestions

hpwra 11 years ago
tropical almond
Terminalia catappa Terminalia catappa

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thank you for the ID, hpwra! Yes, I've tried eating these (yummy).

hpwra 11 years ago

Also called Indian almond. With a tasty, edible, almond-like kernel, but a lot of work to remove the husk.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Dec 31, 2012
Submitted on Feb 3, 2013

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