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Taxon: Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz

Genus: Barringtonia
Family: Lecythidaceae subfamily: Planchonioideae. Also placed in: Barringtoniaceae
Nomen number: 6512
Place of publication: Prelim. rep. forest Pegu., app. A:lxv, app. B:65. 1875
Name verified on: 19-Nov-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Oct-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish   (fide F Viti)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania - Zanzibar
    Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan [s.]
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [s.]; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland [n.]
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands; Micronesia
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia - Society Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Middle Atlantic Ocean: St. Helena
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Cayman Islands; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British) - Virgin Gorda; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?6512 (23 April 2014)

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