Kath-badam, Bengal almond, Terminalia catappa
Kaat-badam or Bengal almond (Terminalia catappa, family: Combretaceae) is a large deciduous tree with spreading horizontal branches. It is found in the tropical Asia, Africa and Australia.
Common names: Katbadam, Deshi badam, Bengal almond, Indian almond, Tropical almond.
Leaves are simple, 15-25 cm long and 8-15 cm wide, obcordate, alternate or whorled.
Flowers appear in the summer.
Flowers are small, grey white, clustered on axillary or terminal spike. Flowers on the upper part of the inflorescence are male and those are on the lower part are bisexual.
Propagation of the plant is caused by seeds.
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