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Combretaceae

Combretaceae R. Br. - Indian Almond Family

1. Combretum indicum (L.) DeFilipps

(Kleinia quadricolor, Mekistus sinensis, Quisqualis ebracteata, Quisqualis glabra, Quisqualis grandiflora, Quisqualis indica, Quisqualis longiflora, Quisqualis loureiroi, Quisqualis madagascariensis, Quisqualis obovata, Quisqualis pubescens, Quisqualis sinensis, Quisqualis spinosa, Quisqualis villosa)

Common names: Rangoon Creeper, Burma Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle, Cocuisa, Corazon de hombre, Cuiscualis

Extract from Wikipedia article: Combretum indicum, also known as the Chinese honeysuckle or Rangoon creeper, is a vine with red flower clusters and is found in Asia. It is found in many other parts of the world either as a cultivated ornamental or run wild. Other names for the plant include Quiscual (in Spanish), Niyog-niyogan (in Filipino), Madhu Malti or Madhumalti (in Hindi), Malati ( মালতী in Assamese), Akar Dani (in Malay) and Radha Manoharam (in Telugu).

LinkRangoon Creeper (Quisqualis indica, Burma Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 11, 2014
LinkRed and white flowers of Rangoon Creeper (Quisqualis indica, Burma Creeper, Chinese Honeysuckle) on Al Sham Street in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 17, 2014

2. Conocarpus lancifolius Engl.

(Anogeissus latifolia, Conocarpus niloticus)

Common names: damas

Extract from Wikipedia article: Conocarpus lancifolius, one of two species in the genus Conocarpus, is a tree in the family Combretaceae native to coastal and riverine areas of Somalia, Djibouti, and Yemen. It is found throughout the Horn of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and South Asia.

LinkRunaway camel eating planted damas trees (Conocarpus lancifolius) as fodder near Haloul Street area in Abu Hamour. Doha, Qatar, April 5, 2013
LinkSeeds of damas trees (Conocarpus lancifolius) near Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 6, 2014
LinkBlooming damas tree (Conocarpus lancifolius) in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 25, 2014
LinkAlley of damas trees (Conocarpus lancifolius) in a village of Al Mashrab in area of Ras Laffan Farms. Northern Qatar, October 18, 2014
LinkBranch of damas tree (Conocarpus lancifolius) with flowers taken from area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, October 21, 2015

3. Terminalia catappa L.

(Badamia commersoni, Buceras catappa, Bucida buceras, Juglans catappa, Myrobalanus badamia, Myrobalanus catappa, Myrobalanus commersonii, Myrobalanus procera, Myrobalanus rubrigemmis, Myrobalanus terminalia, Terminalia badamia, Terminalia intermedia, Terminalia kydiana, Terminalia latifolia, Terminalia mauritiana, Terminalia moluccana, Terminalia myrobalana, Terminalia ovatifolia, Terminalia paraensis, Terminalia procera, Terminalia rubrigemmis, Terminalia subcordata)

Common names: Bengal almond, Louz Bahraini, Louz Hindi

Extract from Wikipedia article: Terminalia catappa is a large tropical tree in the leadwood tree family, Combretaceae, that grows mainly in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia. It is known by the common names Bengal almond, country almond, Indian almond, Malabar almond, sea almond, and tropical almond.

LinkBengal almond tree (Terminalia catappa) with a fruit on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkBengal almond tree (Terminalia catappa) with flowers on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 6, 2014
LinkFruits of Bengal almond tree (Terminalia catappa) found in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 30, 2014
LinkCut fruit of Bengal almond tree (Terminalia catappa) found in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 30, 2014
LinkBurgundy foliage of Bengal almond tree (Terminalia catappa) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2016
LinkBurgundy color of a leaf of Bengal almond tree (Terminalia catappa) on grass in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2016
LinkFoliage of Bengal almond tree (Terminalia catappa) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016

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