Identification: If someone can exactly identify the plant

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by Ketan, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Ketan

    Ketan New Member

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    Request help to identify nut-fruit plant which is in its first season at my garden (Ahmedabad India). It looks little different from Pachira aquatica, or Pachira glabra (Bombacaceae). Each pod contains 12-16 seeds with white kernel. Kernel is little larger than peanut and tastes similar to seeds of watermelon.

    If someone can exactly identify the plant. 5 images attached. Thanks.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    What about Sterculia foetida? One common name is West Indian Almond, and they would be roasted to be eaten; I'm not seeing anything about a watermelon taste. If that, be careful about eating the raw seeds.
     
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    Ketan New Member

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    Yes, it should be Sterculia foetida. According to wikipedia West Indian Almond is Terminalia catappa. Thanks a lot.
     

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