This deciduous tree can reach heights of 100 feet and are native to Indonesia and Malaysia. Introduced to Hawaii in the late 1850’s by Dr. Hillebrand it has since naturalized and can be found in coastal areas throughout the state. The original tree still stands at Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu, Dr. Hillebrand’s original home site. Known also as the Tropical Almond, the seeds are edible after the husk is removed. These trees are used for their lumber, medicinal creations, dye potential and as a food source.
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