Barringtonia flava Lauterb.
Butonica calyptrata Miers
Huttum calyptratum (Miers) Britten
Michelia calyptrata (Miers) Kuntze
Common Name: Mango Pine
Mango pine is a tall densely foliaged deciduous tree in its native rainforests, where it can grow up to 30 metres tall, but is a smaller, open tree when found in drier areas[
]. It is liberally adorned with sumptuous, musky, honey-fragrant flowers that are rich in nectar during the flowering season[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of fibre and wood. It is planted as a street tree in northern Australia[
The fruit smells strongly of mangoes, but is poisonous[
]. The plant is used as a fish poison[
Australia - northeastern Queensland, north to New Guinea.
Lowland, coastal rainforest[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of lowland areas in the tropics, succeeding in both seasonally dry and all year rainfall areas[
Prefers a moist soil, but can succeed in drier conditions[
An infusion of the leaves and bark has been used to treat chest pains and fever[
A fibre is obtained from the bark[
The white timber is soft and pine-like[
]. The wood has an aroma like corned-beef[
]. A useful, general purpose timber[
Seed - must be sown as soon as it is ripe and still moist, because it quickly loses viability[
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