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 Kanchipuram.
The tree has a host of local names - the Indian Almond, Bengal Almond, Singapore Almond, Sea Almond, among others.
The leaves in this picture are sunwashed -- they were actually quite dark green in color.
I have never seen the flowers of this tree, but am told they are quite pretty.