This post is part of the "Trees of the Tropics" series and has been crossposted from Trees, plants and more.
The tropical almond is quite different from the almond tree whose nuts we all love. The tropical almond is a deciduous tree grown for the shade it provides and for its beauty. The leaves turn a beautiful reddish brown color before falling. Here is a tree that I photographed in the south Indian town of Kanchipuram.