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Useful Tropical Plants

Barringtonia macrostachya

(Jack) Kurz

Lecythidaceae

+ Synonyms

Baranda angatensis Llanos

Barringtonia acuminata Korth.

Barringtonia annamica Gagnep.

Barringtonia balabacensis Merr.

Barringtonia cochinchinensis (Blume) Merr. ex Gagnep.

Barringtonia craibiana R.Knuth

Barringtonia cylindrostachya Griff.

Barringtonia fusicarpa Hu

Barringtonia isabelaensis R.Knuth

Barringtonia moluccana R.Knuth

Barringtonia olivacea R.Knuth

Barringtonia pendens R.Knuth

Barringtonia rosea Wall. ex R.Knuth

Barringtonia wallichiana R.Knuth

Careya macrostachya Jack

Doxomma acuminatum (Korth.) Miers

Doxomma cochinchinense (Blume) Miers

Doxomma cylindrostachyum (Griff.) Miers

Doxomma macrostachyum (Jack) Miers

Michelia acuminata (Korth.) Kuntze

Michelia macrostachya (Jack) Kuntze

Stravadium acuminatum (Korth.) Blume

Stravadium cochinchinense Blume

Common Name:

Barringtonia macrostachya

General Information

Barringtonia macrostachya is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow from 4 - 20 metres tall, occasionally to 30 metres. The bole is 3 - 35cm in diameter, exceptionally to 90cm[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
The Flora of the Malay Peninsula
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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

E. Asia - southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea.

Habitat

Rainforest, in both dense primary and the more open secondary formations, growing on hills, along rivers, or in periodically inundated or swampy areas, mostly on sand or loam, at elevations from sea-level to 700 metres, occasionally to 1,300 metres[
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsMoths, Bats
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The seeds, duly prepared, are considered edible[
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Medicinal

The pulped root is used as an application to the skin for treating ringworm, and on sore eyes[
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A decoction of the leaves is drunk as a remedy for stomach-ache[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. About 40% of the seed germinates within 9 - 22 months[
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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-06-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Barringtonia+macrostachya>

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