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Useful Tropical Plants

Barringtonia macrocarpa

Hassk.

Lecythidaceae

+ Synonyms

Barringtonia comosa Gagnep.

Barringtonia helferi C.B.Clarke

Barringtonia insignis (Blume) Miq.

Barringtonia reinwardtii Miq.

Barringtonia serrata Miq.

Megadendron macrocarpum (Hassk.) Miers

Michelia helferi (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze

Michelia insignis (Blume) Kuntze

Michelia macrocarpa (Hassk.) Kuntze

Michelia reinwardtii (Miq.) Kuntze

Michelia serrata (Miq.) Kuntze

Stravadium insigne Blume

Stravadium reinwardtii (Miq.) Miers

Stravadium serratum (Miq.) Miers

Common Name:

Barringtonia macrocarpa

General Information

Barringtonia macrocarpa is an evergreen shrub or a tree that usually grows from 1.5 - 6 metres tall, occasionally to 13 metres. The bole is 5 - 16cm in diameter[
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

The roots and root bark contain saponins. They are pounded and used as a fish poison[
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Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Along rivers, in swampy forest and periodically inundated areas; at elevations from sea-level up to 300 metres[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height4.00 m
PollinatorsMoths, Bats
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Young shoots - raw as a salad[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-07-20. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Barringtonia+macrocarpa>

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