African Plant Database

Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Spreng.
Protologue : Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) [Sprengel] 3: 127 (1826) 
Information on the genus : Barringtonia
Basionym : Eugenia racemosa L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eugenia racemosa L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eugenia salicifolia M.A. Lawson (1871)
=Butonica apiculata Miers (1875)
=Butonica caffra Miers (1875)
=Barringtonia elongata Korth.
=Barringtonia timorensis Blume
=Butonica ceylanica Miers
=Butonica inclyta Miers
=Butonica terrestris Miers
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched shrub or tree 2-12(-27) m tall, sometimes with pneumatophores as in mangroves.-Seeds dispersed by water.
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Ecology : Riverine forest in coastal belt and some short way inland; also often between the mangroves and bordering grassland; 0-450(-750) m alt. Seychelles, Comoro, Madagascar; to the S Asiatic coast, Malesia, tropical Australia and into the Pacific.
Biol./Eco : Tree; distribution: Australasia/Pacific, Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1978). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 4: 216-218

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 43: t.1706 (1974).
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 407
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Record n°30263 modified 2015-05-29
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