Terminalia catappa L.

 
  • Family : COMBRETACEAE
    (Combretum Or Indian Almond Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARJUN FAMILY (अर्जुन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : COMBRETACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Terminalia catappa L.
  • Common name : Indian Almond Tree, Badamier, Java Almond, Malabar almond, Singapore almond, Ketapang, Pacific Almond
  • Vernacular name : Desi Badam (Hindi); Bhadam, Vadhani, Naattu vaadham (Tamil); Badam Chettu, Vedam, Ingudu, Natubadan (Telugu); Adamaram, Badam Kadappa, Kottakuru, Natu-badam, Oodal, Thalli-thenga, Talintanna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Grown as ornamental tree
  • Comments / notes : Commonly planted in the tropics. Seeds are edible.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Northern Australia, Malaysia, Polynesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Terminalia catappa. Downloaded on 4 June 2020.

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