Plant ID forum: Beautiful Tree from Costa Rica Beach on Pacific (Playa Del Coco) need an ID plz

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Name: Chris H
California (Zone 10a)
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runedm1
Feb 21, 2018 2:32 AM CST
Hey everyone! I came across these gorgeous trees that were planted in the sand of playa del coco beach in Costa Rica. I wish I took a picture of them myself for a close up but I didn't think about it until I had already left. These trees came up out of the ground vertical for 8 to 10 feet before spreading out almost completely horizontal. Beautiful green foliage as well as green seeds on the tips of most of the branches. Here are some stock pics I found of the trees on playa del coco beach. As well as pics of the seeds I took from the tree. Hoping I can at least grow the ripe one. Thanks so much for any and all help!
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Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Feb 21, 2018 2:38 AM CST
Howbig is te seed,? Terminalia cattapa? tropical almond
seed are edible although not so popular
Name: Chris H
California (Zone 10a)
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runedm1
Feb 21, 2018 2:46 AM CST
tofitropic said:Howbig is te seed,? Terminalia cattapa? tropical almond
seed are edible although not so popular


The seeds are rather large, they are twice the size of a quarter, or the size of a half dollar coin if you are familiar with that size.
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
Vegetable Grower Butterflies Garden Procrastinator Roses Bookworm Tomato Heads
Tropicals Salvias Plays in the sandbox Frogs and Toads Fruit Growers Sempervivums
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tofitropic
Feb 21, 2018 4:11 AM CST
I think that is indeed Terminalia catappa,

it grow well near ocean but also in highland. Branch arrangement is quite distinct in this genera (if they are not pruned, but becoming indistinct if pruned), the seedling would look like this if you are success growing it, sprouting could take some times...

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