Terminalia catappa (Combretaceae)

Terminalia catappa

On needn’t travel to cold places to witness the colours of autumn. Indeed, one can witness autumn colours sipping a Martini on a tropical beach. Terminalia catappa or the Sea Almond is an absolutely iconic tropical plant for many reasons. More on this in a while.

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A rosette of leaves

Terminalia catappa


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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