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Barringtonia asiatica
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Barringtonia
J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., conserved name
  • Huttum Adans., rejected name
  • Commercona Sonn.
  • Menichea Sonn.
  • Butonica Lam.
  • Stravadium Juss.
  • Meteorus Lour.
  • Mitraria J.F.Gmel. 1791, rejected name, not Cav. 1801 (Gesneriaceae)
  • Stravadia Pers.
  • Botryoropis C.Presl
  • Baranda Llanos
  • Agasta Miers
  • Doxomma Miers
  • Megadendron Miers
  • Michelia Kuntze 1891, illegitimate homonym not L. 1753 (Magnoliaceae)
  • Abdulmajidia Whitmore

Barringtonia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lecythidaceae first described as a genus with this name in 1775.[2][3] It is native to Africa, southern Asia, Australia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.[1][4] The genus name commemorates Daines Barrington.[5]

Species list[edit]

The following is a list of species of Barringtonia accepted by the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families as at April 2022:[1]



  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Forster, Johann Reinhold & Forster, Johann Georg Adam. 1775. Characteres Generum Plantarum 38
  3. ^ Tropicos, Barringtonia J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.
  4. ^ Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 293 玉蕊属 yu rui shu Barringtonia J. R. Forster & G. Forster, Char. Gen. Pl. 38. 1775.
  5. ^ Charnock, Richard Stephen (1866). Verba nominalia; or, Words derived from proper names. London: Trübner & co. p. 16.

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