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coastal plants
Sea almond and similar trees on the shores
How to tell them apart?

updated Aug 09

These plants look very similar at first glance. Here's more on how to tell them apart.

Sea almond
(Terminalia catappa)
Large leaves
Flowers tiny,
arranged on long stalks
Fruits almond-shaped, small.

Ketapang pasir
(Guettarda speciosa)
Large leaves.
Flowers trumpet-shaped, small.
Fruits round, small.

Putat laut or Sea poison
(Barringtonia asiatica)
Large leaves.
Flowers large, fluffy.
Fruits squarish, large.
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