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Useful Tropical Plants

Barringtonia niedenzuana

(K.Schum.) R.Knuth

Lecythidaceae

+ Synonyms

Barringtonia araiorhachis Merr. & L.M.Perry

Barringtonia bougainvilleana R.Knuth

Barringtonia quadrigibbosa Lauterb.

Careya niedenzuana K.Schum.

Cumbia niedenzuana (K.Schum.) Kuntze

Common Name:

No Image.

General Information

Barringtonia niedenzuana is an evergreen tree with a dense, cone-shaped crown; it can grow up to 15 metres tall. The bole can be 5 - 25cm in diameter[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Habitat

Rainforest especially on limestone slopes. It can also grow under the rainforest and in low damp places near mangroves; at elevations up to 700 metres[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height11.00 m
PollinatorsMoths, Bats
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Trees can flower and produce fruit for much of the year[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].

Edible Uses

Seed - raw[
324
Title
Edible Nuts.
Publication
Non-Wood Forest Products, Handbook 5
Author
Wickens G.E.
Website
http://www.fao.org/docrep/
Publisher
FAO, Rome.
Year
1995
ISBN
92-5-103748-5
Description
Detailed information on 20 of the most valuable nut crops, plus more basic information on a wide range of other nut-producing plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
]. A flavour like raw peanuts[
324
Title
Edible Nuts.
Publication
Non-Wood Forest Products, Handbook 5
Author
Wickens G.E.
Website
http://www.fao.org/docrep/
Publisher
FAO, Rome.
Year
1995
ISBN
92-5-103748-5
Description
Detailed information on 20 of the most valuable nut crops, plus more basic information on a wide range of other nut-producing plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The kernel or seed is about 30mm long and 5mm wide[
658
Title
Food Plants of Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
French. B.R.
Publisher
Author.
Year
2006
ISBN
 
Description
Published on-line in PDF format, this book contains information on several hundred New Guinea food plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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