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Common name

English: Tropical Almond

German: Indischer Mandelbaum, Katappenbaum, Seemandelbaum

Mandarin: 榄仁树 (lan ren shu)

Portuguese: Amendoeira-da-praia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2633)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2537)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Combretaceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Terminalia (4)

            Epithet: catappa L. (1)

Synonyms: Badamia commersoni Gaertn., Buceras catappa (L.) Hitchc., Bucida buceras Sieber, Juglans catappa (L.) Lour., Myrobalanus badamia Poir., Myrobalanus catappa (L.) Kuntze, Myrobalanus commersonii (Gaertn.) Kuntze, Myrobalanus procera (Roxb.) Kuntze, Myrobalanus rubrigemmis (Tul.) Kuntze, Myrobalanus terminalia Poir., Phytolacca javanica Osbeck, Terminalia badamia DC., Terminalia catappa Hassk., Terminalia intermedia Bertero, Terminalia kydiana Roxb., Terminalia latifolia Blanco, Terminalia mauritiana Blanco, Terminalia moluccana Lam., Terminalia myrobalana Roth, Terminalia ovatifolia Noronha, Terminalia paraensis Mart., Terminalia procera Roxb., Terminalia rubrigemmis Tul., Terminalia subcordata Humb. & Bonpl.

catappa => from the indo-malayan name katapang, ketapang for Terminalia catappa

intermedia => intermediate, in between, a hybrid

javanica => from Java, Indonesia

latifolia => with broad leaves

mauritiana => refers to ancient Mauritania

procera => tall

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Terminalia catappa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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