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Tropical Almond
Terminalia catappa
Tropical Almond, Terminalia catappa

This seed is perhaps one of the more commonly found sea-beans washed ashore in Florida (USA). It is very light, floats well, and is persistent. However, as is shown below, they do degrade with time and this species can thus be found in various degrees of degradation such that they may initially be thought to represent different species.


This series of images shows varying levels of degredation.
From left to right: a fresh seed to one that has been "well weathered".


Flowers and seeds growing on the Tropical Almond tree.
Photos: M. Canada


Links
USDA Plants Profile
Terminalia Catappa L. - TROPICAL ALMOND - TropiLab, Inc.

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