African Plant Database

Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz
Protologue : Prelim. Rep. Forest Pegu App. A: 65 (1875)
Information on the genus : Barringtonia
Basionym : Mammea asiatica L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mammea asiatica L. (1753)
 Michelia asiatica Kuntze (1891)
 Agasta asiatica Miers (1875)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Agasta indica Miers
=Barringtonia speciosa J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.
=Barringtonia butonica J. R. Forst. (1776)
=Barringtonia speciosa L. f. (1781)
=Butonica rumphiana Miers (1875)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree or shrub 7-30 m tall; trunk sometimes buttressed.
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Ecology : Sandy or rocky beaches; sea-level. Also perhaps cultivated in Pemba and Zanzibar; Dar es Salaam Botanic Garden (cultivated). Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoro Is., Madagascar; from India to S Vietnam, Formosa, Australia (Queensland), the Pacific.
  Introduced into Hawaii, West Indies, St. Helena and Guyana.
Biol./Eco : Tree; distribution: Africa. Comoros, Asia, New World,
  • Kew Bull. 70: 6 (2015)
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