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Useful Tropical Plants

Barringtonia scortechinii

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Lecythidaceae

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General Information

Barringtonia scortechinii is an evergreen tree with a spreading crown; it usually grows 7 - 20 metres tall, with occasional specimens up to 40 metres. The bole can be free of branches for most of its height, 3 - 40cm in diameter, sometimes with buttresses up to 2 metres tall[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.

Known Hazards

The seeds and bark contain saponins. They are pounded and used as a fish poison[
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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 - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Rainforests, in both dense primary forest and the more open, secondary formations; in low, undulating country in Borneo and in swampy forest and by rivers in Malaysia; at elevations up to 1,400 metres[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height13.00 m
PollinatorsMoths, Bats
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant can flower and produce fruit all year round[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Edible Uses

The fruit is used as a flavouring in food[
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Used as a sambal - a relish made with vegetables or fruit and spices[
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.
].

Seed[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. The ovoid seed is up to 5 - 6cm long and 2cm wide[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for timber[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. About 75% of fresh seed germinates within 5 - 15 months[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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