Terminalia catappa L.

Terminalia catappa L. known as Indian almond, bastard almond, Malabar almond, Malay almond, and sea almond originated from Australia, India, and parts of Asia.  It was introduced as an edible fruit, ornament, and fuelwood. This plant likes to invade urban open space, coastal forest, forest edges/gaps, and disturbed areas. Terminalia catappa L. is a host for the invasive fruit fly ‘Bactrocera invadens’. It can establish dense stands and is detrimental to native flora and fauna.

Terminalia catappa L. (Photo credit : Caribbean Guide)

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