Terminalia catappaDescription: This tree grows up to 9 meters tall. Its leaves are evergreen, leathery, 45 centimeters long, 15 centimeters wide, and very shiny. It has small, yellowish- green flowers. Its fruit is flat, 10 centimeters long, and not quite as wide. The fruit is green when ripe.Habitat and Distribution: This tree is usually found growing near the ocean. It is a common and often abundant tree in the Caribbean and Central and South America. It is also found in the tropical rain forests of southeastern Asia, northern Australia, and Polynesia.Edible Parts: The seed is a good source of food. Remove the fleshy, green covering and eat the seed raw or cooked.
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