Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Indian almond

Terminalia catappa

It is a tree, native to the tropical regions of Europe and then it was introduced to the warm areas of America. It is a tree that can reach 15 m. in height. Flowers are small, or a white-greenish color, and drupaceous fruits of 3 to 7 cm. that acquire a greenish yellow color as they mature. Propagation occurs by seed and the plant tends to grow rapidly. Roots are superficial.

Applications:

The fact that it is a tall and leafy tree makes is ideal for shading courtyards and terraces. On the contrary, it is not recommended for streets and sidewalks because of its superficial system of roots.

Terminalia catappa