Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To find out more about this tree, please visit the Heritage Tree Register. ) B.R. Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz. These fruit are often found washed up on the beach. Racemes mostly terminal, erect, 5-15 cm, 5-10(-20)-flowered; bracts ovate, 8-20 mm; bracteoles triangular, 1.5-5 mm. August, 2009. The chromosome number reported for B. asiatica is 2n = 26 (Flora of China Editorial Committee, 2014). Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Fish Poison Tree, Sea Poison Tree Family . https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxon/taxonomysearch.aspx, Yaplito MA, 2001. It is a mangrove tree native to the Old World, with a distribution across the tropical areas of Asia and extending into the Pacific islands, northern Australia, southern Taiwan and tropical Africa. Agasta asiatica (L.) Miers, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Botany ser. EPPO Code: BGTAS ; Preferred name: Barringtonia asiatica ; Authority: (Linnaeus) Kurz ; Notes. Fresh leaves are topically applied against rheumatism, and the seeds are employed as a vermifuge. Rep. Forest Pegu App. Contents. 1192 pp. Traditional uses and benefits of Barringtonia Various parts of the tree are used in folkloric medicine in its native area of habitation. The tree is harvested from the wild for local use … August, 2009. Barringtonia asiatica. In the West Indies, B. asiatica was probably introduced late in the 1800s. Barringtonia asiatica (Barringtonia, hotu, hutu, shaving brush tree); fallen flowers. 61 (15), 1412–26. & G.Forst.) It is often planted as a shade tree along boulevards and avenues along the sea. B. asiatica colonizes coastal areas where it competes with native coastal and mangrove related vegetation and eventually grows out of suppression. 6.1 When to plant; 7 Tree care. Biological Invasions. Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz. The large flowers (stamens are about 10cm) bloom at night and fall off the following day. August, 2009. Cultural / Religious ( Heritage Tree: There is currently one individual of Barringtonia asiatica listed as Heritage Tree in Singapore. In: Invasive species threats in the Caribbean region. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Polunin I, 1987. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. This family is confined to tropical regions where it is best developed in warm and very humid areas. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Flora of China Editorial Committee, 2014. Currently, Lecythidaceae is included within the order Ericales, and in spite of the fact that its position within the clade is not well-defined, is considered monophyletic (Anderberg et al. Flora of China Editorial Committee, 2014. Barringtonia edulis is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. by Valkenburg, J. L. C. H. van \Bunyapraphatsara, N.]. Curepe, Trinidad and Tobago: CAB International. with help from Pedicel 5-9 cm. The seeds have been used ground to a powder to stun or kill fish for easy capture, suffocating the fish without affecting the flesh. Calyx undivided, rupturing at anthesis into 2 or 3 unequal, rounded or acuminate, persistent lobes 3-4 × 2-3 cm and a tube 3-5 mm. and Thyas honesta. The seeds have been used ground to a powder to stun or kill fish for easy capture, suffocating the fish without affecting the flesh. racemosa is the only indigenous species of this genus occurring in South Africa. http://botany.si.edu/Antilles/WestIndies/catalog.htm, CABI, Undated. Lam. Barringtonia asiatica (Barringtonia, hotu, hutu, shaving brush tree); habit. Flora of China. Stamens in 6 whorls; tube 1.5-6 mm; filaments and style white, red-tipped; outer filaments 7-9 cm. In: PROSEA base, [ed. Barringtonia asiatica: Previous name used in the website: Synonyms: Family name: LECYTHIDACEAE: English name: Sea poison tree: Local name: Mudilla (මූදිල්ල) $ Tamil name: Sanskrit name: Conservation status: Least concerned (NCS 2012) Description: Tree, to 30 m tall; twigs with large leaf scars. Even when B. asiatica is an almost exclusively littoral species, in some localities trees may grow further inland on calcareous hills or cliffs (Yaplito, 2001). Flora of China Editorial Committee (2014), Rojas-Sandoval and Acevedo-Rodríguez (2015), http://botany.si.edu/Antilles/WestIndies/catalog.htm, http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-014-0712-3, http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/, https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxon/taxonomysearch.aspx, https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxon/taxonomysimple.aspx, http://ecflora.cavehill.uwi.edu/index.html, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Fruit dispersed by floating, broadly pyramidal, smooth, 9-11 cm, apex tapering and crowned by calyx; pericarp spongy, fibrous, green at first than turning brown when ripe and floats on water. Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz is an accepted name This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Barringtonia (family Lecythidaceae). Barringtonia comprises about 50 species which occur from tropical and subtropical regions of East Africa (1 species) and Madagascar (2 ... Bark, leaves and fruits of B. asiatica are used for treating sores. Phylogenetic relationships of Lecythidaceae: a cladistic analysis using rbcL sequence and morphological data. London, UK: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Mangrove Guidebook for Southeast Asia (PDF online downloadable). Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). More information about modern web browsers can be found at http://browsehappy.com/. Naturalization and invasion of alien plants in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It grows in rainforest near the sea. Huttum speciosum (J.R.Forst. This species produces fruits that can survive on the sea for long distances and for periods up to 2 years, facilitating its dispersal capability (Polunin, 1987; Yaplito, 2001).