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Useful Tropical Plants

Barringtonia fusiformis

King

Lecythidaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Barringtonia fusiformis
Developing fruits
Photograph by: Suresh Aru
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General Information

Barringtonia fusiformis is an evergreen tree that grows 3 - 6 metres tall. The bole can be 8 - 13cm in diameter[
616
Title
The Flora of the Malay Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
Ridley H.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L. Reeve & Co. Ltd.; London.
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
An early flora of the Malay Peninsula.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

616
Title
The Flora of the Malay Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
Ridley H.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L. Reeve & Co. Ltd.; London.
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
An early flora of the Malay Peninsula.

Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia.

Habitat

Dense bamboo forest and thin woods[
616
Title
The Flora of the Malay Peninsula
Publication
 
Author
Ridley H.N.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L. Reeve & Co. Ltd.; London.
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
An early flora of the Malay Peninsula.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height4.50 m
PollinatorsMoths, Bats
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Young leaves and shoots - raw or cooked. Eaten as a salad, or in chutneys[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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