Thursday, September 24, 2009

Terminalia Catappa ( Indian Almond )



Young tree, height : 4  (13 ft )


Young tree, height : 2.4  (8 ft )


Mediun tree, height: about 9 m (30 ft)


Common & local names :
Indian Almond, Sea Almond tree, Ketapang, Ebelebo, Talisay, Zanmande.
Family: Combretaceae

Terminalia catappa is a large ornamental tree, grows to 35 m (118 ft) tall.  The leaves are large, 15–25 cm ( 5.9–9.8 inlong and 10-15 cm  (3.9–5.5 in) wide.  Fallen leaves are used as a herb in some countries.