Sorting Barringtonia names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Barringtonia acutangula (L.) Gaertn.

SYNONYM(S) : Eugenia acutangula L.

ENGLISH : Cut nut, Wild almond, Kandu almond.

ORIYA : Hinjala (Orissa).

THAI : Chik (Bangkok), Chik na, Chik nam (Central Thailand).


Photograph and description (in Thai) at Thai Forestry site.


Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz

SYNONYM(S) : Barringtonia speciosa J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. , Butonica speciosa Lam. , Mammea asiatica L.

CHINESE : Bin yu rui (as B. asiatica), Mo pan jiao shu (as B. speciosa), Yin du yu rui (Taiwan).

ENGLISH : Fish-killer tree, Fish-poison tree, Sea poison tree.

MALAY : Putat laut (Sarawak), Butun, Butong, Pertun.

RUSSIAN : Barringtonia aziatskaia, Barringtonia prekrasnaia (as B. speciosa).

SPANISH : Arbol de los muertos.

THAI : Chik le.


Photograph at Sarawak Forestry Site.

Barringtonia fusicarpa Hu

CHINESE : Leng guo yu rui.


Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Roxb.

SYNONYM(S) : Eugenia racemosa L., Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Blume ex DC., , Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Spreng.

CHINESE : Yu rui.

ENGLISH : Fish-killer tree, Fish-poison tree, Fish-poison wood, Freshwater mangrove, Small-leaved barringtonia.

RUSSIAN : Barringtonia kistevidnaia.

THAI : Chik ban, Chik suan (Bangkok).


Barringtonia samoensis A. Gray

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Barringtonia spicata Blume

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Barringtonia sumatrana Miq.

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General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (xx xxxx 2002).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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