Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 127 1826. (Syn: Barringtonia apiculata (Miers) R.Knuth [Illegitimate]; Barringtonia caffra (Miers) E.Mey. ex R.Knuth; Barringtonia caffra E. Mey.; Barringtonia celebesensis R.Knuth; Barringtonia ceramensis R.Knuth; Barringtonia ceylanica (Miers) Gardner ex C.B.Clarke; Barringtonia elongata Korth.; Barringtonia excelsa A.Gray; Barringtonia inclyta Miers ex B.D.Jacks. [Invalid]; Barringtonia lageniformis Merr. & L.M.Perry; Barringtonia longiracemosa C.T.White; Barringtonia obtusangula (Blume) R.Knuth; Barringtonia pallida (Miers) Koord. & Valeton; Barringtonia racemosa Oliv.; Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Blume ex DC. …..; Barringtonia rosaria Oken; Barringtonia rosata (Sonn.) R.Knuth; Barringtonia rumphiana (Miers) R.Knuth; Barringtonia salomonensis Rech.; Barringtonia stravadium Blanco; Barringtonia terrestris (Miers) R.Knuth; Barringtonia timorensis Blume; Butonica alba (Pers.) Miers [Illegitimate]; Butonica apiculata Miers; Butonica caffra Miers; Butonica ceylanica Miers; Butonica inclyta Miers; Butonica racemosa (L.) Juss.; Butonica rosata (Sonn.) Miers; Butonica rumphiana Miers; Butonica terrestris Miers; Caryophyllus racemosus (L.) Stokes; Eugenia racemosa L.; Huttum racemosum (L.) Britten; Megadendron ambiguum Miers; Megadendron pallidum Miers; Menichea rosata Sonn.; Michelia ceylanica (Miers) Kuntze; Michelia racemosa (L.) Kuntze; Michelia rosata (Sonn.) Kuntze; Michelia timorensis (Blume) Kuntze; Stravadium album Pers. [Illegitimate]; Stravadium obtusangulum Blume; Stravadium racemosum (L.) Sweet; Stravadium rubrum DC. [Illegitimate]);
Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal and W. Pacific as per WCSP;

Images by Vidyadhar Ogale (Identified by Prashant) (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg)

I am sharing herewith a few pictures of a beautiful tree I came across at Mount Harriet, Andaman. The flowering habit has some similarity with Barringtonia racemosa and B.acutangula with large variation in flower and leaf size.
Name: Planchonia andamanica
Family: Lecythidaceae
Size of specimen I saw: Ht.: 20-25 ft. Spread: about 15 ft.

I think Barringtonia racemosa?

Yes most probably B. racemosa
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Attaching an image of the fruits of Barringtonia racemosa.


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Attaching a collage of Barringtonia racemosa (SAMUDRAPHALA in Sanskrit).



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