Barringtonia racemosa

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Barringtonia racemosa
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Barringtonia racemosa flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Barringtonia
Species: B. racemosa
Binomial name
Barringtonia racemosa
(L.) Spreng.

Barringtonia racemosa (Powder-puff tree, Afrikaans: Poeierkwasboom, Zulu: Iboqo,[1] Malay: Putat) is a tree in the family Lecythidaceae. It is found in coastal swamp forests and on the edges of estuaries in the Indian Ocean, starting at the east coast of Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) to Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, southern China, northern Australia, the Ryukyu Islands and many Polynesian islands.[2]

The Powder-puff tree is a protected tree in South Africa.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "Protected Trees" (PDF). Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Republic of South Africa. 3 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Australian plant common name database". Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  • Pooley, E. (1993). The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. ISBN 0-620-17697-0.

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