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Terminalia catappa L.
Tropical-almond, West Indian-almond

Terminalia catappa
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Family: Combretaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Terminalia catappa available from :

Terminalia catappa has been found in the following 53 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Andrew Dodge Memorial Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Chapman Field Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Coral Pines Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Eachus Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Greynolds Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Highland Oaks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendalwood Present Not Native, Naturalized
Mangrove Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Muscara Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ron Ehman Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sewell Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
South Beach Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Trinity Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Not Native, Naturalized

Terminalia catappa has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Terminalia catappa has been found in the following 9 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Berm
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock
Pine Rockland
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Shell Mound

All Images:

Terminalia catappa
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Enlarge
Terminalia catappa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 57 [ser. 2, vol. 4]: t. 3004 (1830) [W.J. Hooker]
Terminalia catappa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Blanco, M., Flora de Filipinas, t. 144 (1875)