by P. Santhan, Identified by Surajit Koley (Inserted by J.M.Garg)


Barringtonia sarcostachys (Blume) Miq. 15Feb SN 08 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Barringtonia sarcostachys (Blume) Miq., a cultivated ornamental tree from Theerthahalli town, near Shivmoga, Karnatatka,
kindly validate

…, I have no authority to question or validate your ID, but how do you differentiate it with Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Spreng.?

Both are entirely different with respect to leaf shape, venation, inflorescence, petals and fruit. Barringtonia sarcostachys (Blume) Miq. seems not an indigenous species.

Thank you very much … I thought your pics look like those of B. racemosa pics in toptropicals and in But I must be wrong while comparing the photographs.

However, KEW has type herbarium of B. sarcostachys where petiole is much longer than your pics. There are two forma too –

Is it similar to B. racemosa ? I have seen one specimen in Howrah Bot. Garden and a few in Andaman (Mt. Harriet entrance).




BARRINGTONIA RACIMOSA: I was observing a particular tree species on the road side of Cooch Behar, for last few years, but I did not know what the species was. But I could make out that few of this species have been planted by forest department. Last month I saw the tree in bloom for the first time. From the shape and colour of the flowers I suspected ( being a non-botanist )the plant to be some species of Barringtonia. A search on Google confirmed it. It is Barringtonia racimosa. It is known as Samudraphala in Sanskrit. Attaching few images of the plant.

Yes it is Barringtonia, but i am not confirm about the species,, i doubt for species racemosa???? it may be

Yes, like … said it is indeed a barringtonia, and just like him I too cant be sure of the classification further… not sure..



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