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  Barringtonia racemosa
 
  Family: LECYTHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3:127.1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:507.1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 487(344). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 183. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 160. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 163. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 193. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 136. 1995; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 291. 2009. Eugenia racemosa L., Sp. Pl. 471. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Samudrachampa, Samudrakai
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Fish-killer tree, Fish-poison wood, Freshwater mangrove, Putat Kampung
  Description: Small to medium trees. Leaves alternate, tufted at the ends of stout twigs, 15 x 4 cm, obovate, oval, tapering to base, glabrous and shiny; subsessile. Flowers in long, pendulous, mostly terminal, 25-30 cm racemes; pedicels 10-15 mm; bracts triangular. Calyx with 2-5 unequal lobes. Petals 4, oblong or oblong-oval, spreading, pink to red in colour. Stamens numerous in 5 or 6 whorls of which the innermost one is staminodal. Ovary 2-4-celled; fruit ovoid, 5-8 x 2-4 cm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Along banks of backwaters and mangrove forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Polynesia
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Manjeswar, Veli, Peradala, Punnamada, Muhamma
   
 
   
 
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