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Malabar chestnut, Money tree

Pachira aquatica
Bombacaceae
Malabar chestnut
Medium-sized tree that grows to 18 m in height. It has shiny green palmate leaves and a smooth green bark. The fruit  is a large woody pod with nuts that are light brown, striped with white. They are edible and said to taste like peanuts. The leaves and flowers are also edible. A native of Central and South America where it grows in swamps, it was recently introduced to the Philippines.

One tree is planted along Baguio Street in Alabang Hills
Malabar chestnut
Malabar chestnut
Malabar chestnut
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