Sea Poison Tree, Fish Poison Tree, Queen of the shores, Barringtonia, Samundarphal (Hindi: समुन्दरफल); 
 
The fruits are very characteristic for this species – 4 angled :Box Fruit, due to distinct square like diagonals jutting out from the cross section of the fruit;  
 

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Barringtonia asiatica – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Barringtonia asiatica -saw the rain washed flowers still on the trees around 8.00am on Saturday at Mumbai (22.6.10) 


…, Excellent photo. I have seen this tree on Marine Drive, Mumbai (near Oberoi Hotel). Is it the same?


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Barringtonia asiatica flower – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

This nocturnal blooming flower of Barringtonia asiatica, commonly called Samudraphul was seen at Sagar Upavan (BPT gardens), Mumbai on 30 August ’09.  


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… other common names of this plant: fish-killer tree, queen of the shores, sea poison tree. 

Couple of photos attached, justifies the names: Samundarphal (Hindi: समुन्दरफल) and the Queen of the Shores
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Unknown flower from pondichery RB1:  Attachments (1) – 1 MB.
Pl. find the attached file contain a photo for id.
Location from Pondichery (Opp. to Secretariat) Feb/March 2011.


Calliandra surinamensisMimosaceae


This is the same photograph…. Barringtonia asiatica [Samudraphal].


I too stand for Barringtonia asiatica of Lecythidaceae family, as … pointed out.

It cant be Calliandra surinamensis as the picture shows a single flower and it has petals. Flower buds are also different. In Calliandra what we see is an inflorescence with several flowers. But it is a nice mimicry! Mimicry in plants?


The flower buds are totally different than any Calliandra vars.


I go for Barringtonia racemosa.


even i think, Barringtonia sp.


Looking at the flower it is Barringtonia asiatica. Very common tree in west coast (Bombay). Better to check the characters of the leaves as well as the fruits for confirmation. The fruits are very characteristic for this species – 4 angled :Box Fruit, due to distinct square like diagonals jutting out from the cross section of the fruit



 

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Barringtonia asiatica – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)1 MB

An erect medium sized coastal tree; bark pale coloured, smooth. Leaves 20-40 cm, obovate, coriaceous, sessile, crowded at the end of branches. Flowers in terminal erect corymbose racemes 30-50 cm long. Flowers 15 cm wide, strongly fragrant, opening at night and fading before morning. Fruits 10-15 cm long, ovoid, green, 4 angled.
Originates from mangroves of south-east asia, planted on sandy shores in the tropics. Best location to watch this beautiful tree is Marine Drive sea front in Mumbai. To enjoy the amazing beauty of these flowers you have got to be there at 10 pm. The flowering season begins now.


Excellent picture … Thanks for sharing. Some Barringtonias are also at Sagar upvan. Had seen fruiting last Feb.


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ID request130813 RT :  Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Is it any Syzygium? Please ID.
Date/time 28/07/13 noon.
Location-Cochin
Habitat-garden.
Plant habit-tree.
Height-30 ft.


I think, Barringtonia asiatica…..


Yes … Wiki and flowers of India endorses your id. Thanks a bunch.

 

 

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Barringtonia asiatica (Lecythidaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Common strandline trees in the Andaman Islands.


 

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BRS 23022017 for id. Confirmation. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – 1 MB or more.
Pl. Find the attached file contain photo for id confirmation.
Date 23.02.2017
Location Mandaveli, Chennai

Habitat : House Garden
Habit : Tree
  


Barringtonia!


Thanks, …, for the initial Id.
Appears closer to images at Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz as per comparative images at Barringtonia


Yes …, A common coastal tree in the Andamans.


  

Please ID the tree photographed at Lalbagh on 9th August 2018. It is a Terminalia species.


Not Terminalia, but Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz  


I also checked and agree with the ID suggested by … Thanks to  both of you


Tree id from BD_sm_1400 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 mb. 
Flowering : Jan

Picture taken:Jan, 2019
Location : Saint Martin’s Island, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh 

Barringtonia asiatica 

do you have a side view of the flower? and back of the leaves, can you show us please


Thanks … Have the pictures. Attachments (2)


there you go, you have nice pictures but dont you ever take pictures of the whole tree?  and its habitat? do you know what the experts who do species identification . do for their own botany department work? why don’t you end in all you have in one shot instead of a painful time wasting piecemeal fashion


More closely to Barringtonia asiatica


To create suspense , may be:) !


Is it not Careya arborea 


Does not matches with images at Careya arborea
Already identified as Barringtonia asiatica


Would you please tell me about your profession, are you a plant taxonomist.  I want to acknowledge you for denitrification help on my paper.


You can read about … at our moderators page with photographs. 



 

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Fwd: Tree is from BD_sm_1400 : 2 posts by 1 author.
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Flowering : Jan

Picture taken:Jan, 2019
Location : Saint Martin’s Island, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh 

Barringtonia asiatica as per … in another thread. 

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