5506.000 Barringtonia J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, rarely with buttresses. Leaves spirally arranged at ends of branchlets, lamina simple, base cuneate, margins entire to serrate, apex usually acute, veins prominent abaxially. Inflorescence a raceme, terminal or lateral on twigs, or cauliflorous, generally pendulous and long, very rarely erect and short; peduncle often with a tuft of cataphylls at base. Flowers with globular buds; calyx of 4-5 persistent lobes inserted on rim of receptacle, or breaking at anthesis, or circumscissile; sepals free, adnate to staminal tube, outer ones smaller than inner. Fruit obovoid to ellipsoid to fusiform, terete or angled to winged. Seed large; testa brownish.

Worldwide: c. 50 species in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa, Madagascar, South Asia, China, Australia and Pacific Islands.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Barringtonia racemosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
asiatica (L.) KurzN
racemosa (L.) Roxb.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barringtonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barringtonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barringtonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Barringtonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Barringtonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barringtonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Barringtonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barringtonia
Plants of the World Online: Barringtonia
Tropicos: Barringtonia
Wikipedia: Barringtonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Barringtonia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2278, retrieved 22 April 2024

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