TERMINALIA CATAPPA - Tropical Almond, Indian Almond
This large semi-deciduous tree from the Malay Peninsula is widely planted in tropical areas as a street tree, as the large leaves change from green to red to bronze before dropping. The 2" long, greenish or reddish, flattened and winged fruit has a thin oily seed that is edible raw or roasted. The bark, roots and leaves contain tannin and the fruit also yields a dye.